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Untold Stories

By: Bennett, Alan

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 065862

ISBN: 0571228305

Condition: Very Good


Sequel to Bennett's classic Writing Home which contains significant previously unpublished work, including a poignant memoir of his family and of growing up in Leeds. Large volume hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light wear to corners. SIGNED by the author to the title page - 658 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Arnold Bennett in Love: Arnold Bennett and his wife Marguerite SouliƩ: a Correspondence

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, David Bruce and Watson Ltd: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066126

ISBN: 0851270085

Condition: Very Good


Letters between Bennett and his wife. Very good clean hardback in price-clipped jacket which has faded spine. Gift inscription to front endpaper. 185 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Pen Portraits and Reviews

By: Bernard Shaw, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co Ltd: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 027711

Condition: Very Good


Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w with slight signs of wear & tear and darkened spine. Standard Edition - 305 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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John Betjeman: Coming Home: An Anthology of His Prose 1920-1977

By: Betjeman, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065688

ISBN: 0413717100

Condition: Very Good


Perfect selection of some of Betjeman's most beautiful prose gathering together over four decades of writing bout buildings, townscape and landscape, along with appreciations of writers, artists and architects. Clean, crisp hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 537 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Essays About Men, Women, and Books

By: Birrell, Augustine

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1896

Edition: Cheap Edition

Seller ID: 053441

Condition: Good


Clean, well-cared for hardback from the library of Samuel Augustine Courtald and with his signature/date to ffep and bookplate to front pastedown. Sunning to spine - 233 pages. Essays on nineteen subjects - Dean Swift, Lord Bolingbroke, Dr. Johnson, Poets Laureate, 'Hours in the Library' etc. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Expense of Greatness

By: Blackmur, R. P.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Gloucester, MA, USA, Peter Smith: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 027675

Condition: Very Good


Clean, square, ex-library copy with the usual markings. Examines the art of writing in the work of Yeats, Melville, Hardy & Emily Dickinson as well as an essay that treats the writings of T.E. Lawrence as literary achievements. 305 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Harriette Wilson's Memoirs

By: Blanch, Lesley (editor)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Century Publishing: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 029268

ISBN: 0712609946

Condition: Very Good +


The humorous and anecdotal memoirs which took 19th.Century London by storm resulting in ten thousand pounds for Harriette and her latest consort, together with a rash of law suits for her publisher. Clean, tight paperback - 378 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Out of the Valley : Another Year at Wormingford

By: Blythe, Ronald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065347

ISBN: 0670890960

Condition: Very Good


A rural journal kept by the author during the last three years of the twentieth century. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 304 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Dearest Isabel Letters from an Enlisted Man in World War II

By: Bowen, Sidney

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Manhattan, KS, USA, Sunflower University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033984

ISBN: 0897451503

Condition: As New


Edited by Sonie Lieber. Unread paperback - 232 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Hidden Huxley : Contempt and Compassion for the Masses

By: Bradshaw, David

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065747

ISBN: 0571172598

Condition: Very Good


Reveals the full range of Aldous Huxley's involvement in the social and political crises of the period between the wars. Tanning to page margins else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 255 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766-1769

By: Brady, Frank & Pottle, Frederick (editors)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1958

Seller ID: 056977

Condition: Very Good


The sixth volume of the Boswell papers which has as its central theme his search for a wife - and his zigzag course between those women he could love but certainly not marry, and the women he could certainly marry and also perhaps love. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of wear and tear with some minor loss to front corner and base of spine. 392 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Thomas Fuller Selections With Essays By Charles Lamb Leslie Stephen Etc

By: Broadus, E.K. (Introduction and Notes by)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009531

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright copy in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. 206pp. Frontis of Thomas Fuller. Some odd light annotation in pencil. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Travels with My Mother-In-Law : The Travel Diaries of Linda McKellar Hall

By: Burnett, Pat ( Edited By )

Price: £30.00

Publisher: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066204

ISBN: 0646212753

Condition: Very Good


Recollections of a lifetime of travels around the world, from a single woman, married woman, mother, grandmother to great-grandmother. Gift inscription to prelim else a clean, bright paperback - 232 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Letters Between Samuel Butler and Miss E. M. A. Savage 1871-1885

By: Butler, Samuel & Savage, Miss E.M.A.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039043

Condition: Reading Copy


Miss E.M.A. Savage was Samuel Butler's closest women friend and he consulted her freely about his books, sending everything he wrote for her approval - he preserved her letters and a number of his own to her which he edited for publication but died before they were published. A reading copy only as front endpaper has been removed. Rear endpaper has some pencil annotation. Dustwrapper is tatty with wear and tear and area of loss to front cover. 580 pages including index. Cutting of a picture by Butler has been pasted to verso of rear endpaper. View more info

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Pope, Dickens and Others : Essays and Addresses

By: Butt, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035501

ISBN: 0852240317

Condition: Very Good


Short, posthumous volume consisting of nine essays and lectures on diverse topics written or delivered at various times throughout Professor Butt's distinguished career as a scholar and critic, and representative od his wide-ranging interests. Five appear here for the first time. Good, clean copy in an unclipped d/w - 172 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Selected Historical Essays of F. W. Maitland

By: Cam, Helen M. ( Chosen and Introduced By )

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: Paperback Re-Issue

Seller ID: 061093

ISBN: 0521066891

Condition: As New


Selection of works by one of the ablest and exacting historians of his generation. Clean, bright, unread paperback - 278 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Problems of Marriage and Divorce

By: Canterbury, The Archbishop of

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, SPCK: 1955

Seller ID: 045309

Condition: Good


30 page stapled booklet being an address given to a group of city men. Generally clean copy with previous owner's details inside cover and some odd light spotting. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Grass Soup

By: Chang, Hsien-Liang ; Xianliang, Zhang

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Martin Secker & Warburg: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066193

ISBN: 0436201968

Condition: Very Good


The story of the political prisoner who served 22 years, surviving labour camps and state farms, who went on to become a major literary figure as well as a voice of conscience in China. Light sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 247 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Harvest of Mushrooms and other Sporadic Essays

By: Church, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065573

ISBN: 0434129240

Condition: Very Good


A new collection of essays by this much-loved novelist and poet, permeated with feeling for the nostalgic beauty of the Kentish countryside. Previous owner's name to the ffep else a clean, bright copy in a price-clipped d/w with minor internal repair - which has left residual tape mark to bottom edge of jacket - 210 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Atlantic World

By: Coffman, D'Maris; Leonard, Adrian; O'Reilly, William ( Edited By )

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Routledge: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061033

ISBN: 0415467047

Condition: As New


Part of the Routledge Worlds Series being the most comprehensive set of essays on the Atlantic World the field has seen to date, assembling an impressive line-up of international and interdisciplinary scholars to shed genuinely new light on old topics. Heavy, unread hardback - 704 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info