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The Shelters of Stone, AUEL, Jean M.
1 AUEL, Jean M. The Shelters of Stone
London Hodder & Stoughton 2002 0340821957 / 9780340821954 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Near Very Good 
Red cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 769pp; map endpapers. Light foxing to page block edges; slight lean to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to edges with light creasing to spine; light foxing to reverse side. The fifth novel in the Earth's Children series. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Likely Lad, Avery, Gillian
2 Avery, Gillian A Likely Lad
Red Fox 1992 0099950308 / 9780099950301 Paperback Good 
Pictorial card covers; 210pp. Rubbing and creasing to cover; tanning and some foxing to pages. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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The Warden's Niece, AVERY, Gillian
3 AVERY, Gillian The Warden's Niece
London The Bodley Head 1985 0370306244 / 9780370306247 Paperback Good 
Pictorial card covers; 220pp. Uneven sunning to cover with couple of small marks; rubbing to spine ends; tanning to pages. The author's first book, set in Victorian Oxford. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Castors Away!, Burton, Hester
4 Burton, Hester Castors Away!
Puffin Books 1978 0140310037 / 9780140310030 Paperback Good AMBRUS, Victor 
Light rubbing and creasing to cover. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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The Lamplighter, CUMMINS, Miss
5 CUMMINS, Miss The Lamplighter
London & Glasgow Blackie Hard Cover Near Very Good Good WETHERBEE, Margaret 
Blackie's Famous Books Series. Undated. Red cloth boards with black lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; 320pp; colour frontis. Bump to head of spine; previous owner gift inscription to front endpaper; light marking to a couple of pages. Dustwrapper is rubbed to edges with chipping to head of spine and corners, small split to lower right corner and pin-hole to middle of spine. The story of Gerty the orphan, first published in 1854. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Kipper Skips, DARKE, Marjorie
6 DARKE, Marjorie Kipper Skips
Blackie & Son Limited 1979 0216907233 / 9780216907232 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good LAMBERT, Thelma 
Brown cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 93pp; b/w ills. Dustwrapper is lightly tanned with ghost sticker mark to rear and light rubbing to edges. Set in the 1880s, this is the sequel to 'Kipper's Turn'. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Elin's Amerika, DE ANGELI, Marguerite
7 DE ANGELI, Marguerite Elin's Amerika
Surrey World's Work 1964 First UK Edition Hard Cover Good 88pp 215mm x 215mm 
Matt pictorial boards with green cloth spine; no dustwrapper. Significant rubbing to edges and corners with knock/chip to top edge; browning and occasional spotting to pages; no dustwrapper. A story of early Swedish settlers. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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House By the Water, DONKIN, Nance
8 DONKIN, Nance House By the Water
Puffin Books 1973 0140306390 / 9780140306392 Paperback Very Good DICK, Astra Lacis 
Pictorial card covers; 174pp; b/w ills. Light rubbing to cover edges. James Reiby lives in his father's house by the water, looking out over Sydney harbour in the early 1800s, and dreams of sailing round the world. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Droving Lad, FIDLER, Kathleen
9 FIDLER, Kathleen The Droving Lad
Edinburgh Canongate Kelpies 1989 0862412544 / 9780862412548 Paperback Very Good WHITTAM, Geoffrey 
Pictorial card covers; 255pp; b/w ills. Light creasing to cover; light tanning to pages. Can Colin rescue Torcull the bull before his father finds him missing from the fair? 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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I, Coriander, GARDNER, Sally
10 GARDNER, Sally I, Coriander
London Orion Children's Books 2005 1842552902 / 9781842552902 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Red boards with black decs to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 300pp; b/w ills. Fraying to ribbon marker; toning to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is very lightly rubbed to edges with couple of small marks to spine. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Lothian Run, HUNTER, Mollie
11 HUNTER, Mollie The Lothian Run
Puffin Books 1974 0140306404 / 9780140306408 Paperback Good 
Pictorial card covers by Shirley Hughes; 224pp; b/w ills. Rubbing and creasing to cover; light tanning to pages. It is 1736 and Sandy Maxwell is bored with an apprentice's life in a lawyer's office until he joins the hunt for notorious smugglers on the Lothian Run. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Melanie in England, KING, Kay
12 KING, Kay Melanie in England
London Abelard-Schuman 1976 0200723006 / 9780200723008 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good AMBRUS, Victor 
A Grasshopper book. Green boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 121pp; b/w ills. Boards rubbed to spine ends and edges with small split to spine head and heavily bumped corner; toning to pages; small red mark to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is unclipped with rubbed edges and corners, 2cm tear to head of spine, couple of small red ink marks, now in removable sleeve. Melanie is forced to move to England with a new governess who seems to delight in punishing her, including cancelling a birthday visit to the Crystal Palace - but Melanie has other ideas. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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The Children of the Cave: A Tale of Israel and of Rome, LIVNE (LIEBERMAN), Zvi
13 LIVNE (LIEBERMAN), Zvi The Children of the Cave: A Tale of Israel and of Rome
London Oxford University Press 1969 0192712977 / 9780192712974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good AMBRUS, Victor 
Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 168pp; b/w ills. Very slight lean to spine with cloth lightly rubbed to corners. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to spine ends and corners. A story which epitomizes the spirit of Israel. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Tamburlaine's Elephants, MCCAUGHREAN, Geraldine
14 MCCAUGHREAN, Geraldine Tamburlaine's Elephants
London Usborne Publishing Ltd 2007 0746078773 / 9780746078778 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Black cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 196pp plus appendix. Faint line of colour transference to final page. Unclipped dustwrapper has minor edgewear and very small nick to upper edge of rear panel. A tale of friendship, destiny and revenge set in the war-ravaged lands of fourteenth-century India. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Carved Lions, MOLESWORTH, Mrs [Mary Louisa Stewart]
15 MOLESWORTH, Mrs [Mary Louisa Stewart] The Carved Lions
London The Faith Press 1960 Hard Cover Good Plus Good Plus 
Grey cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 130pp; colour frontis; intro by Gillian Avery. Boards bumped to spine ends; very slight bow to boards; previous owner details to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is tanned to spine and outer edges with small chips to corners and spine ends. Mrs Molesworth gives a picture of a girl's life at a small boarding school in a provincial town in the early part of the 19th Century. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Shipment for Susannah, NOLEN, Eleanor Weakley
16 NOLEN, Eleanor Weakley A Shipment for Susannah
New York Thomas Nelson & Sons 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair BERRY, Erick 
Pictorial fawn cloth in pictorial dustwrapper; 82pp; b/w ills. Bumping to foot of spine; slight lean to spine; foxing to page block edges and endpapers; partially removed book review plate to front endpaper with name blocked out in biro; occasional mark to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is grubby with significant rubbing, creasing and chipping to edges and corners; small losses to spine ends; tape repairs to reverse side. A story of plantation life for Nellie Custis, General Washington's little granddaughter, and her little maid Susannah. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Eaglet and the Angry Dove, OLIVER, Jane
17 OLIVER, Jane The Eaglet and the Angry Dove
London Macmillan & Co Ltd 1957 Hard Cover Fair PRIDE, Malcolm 
Green cloth boards with red lettering and decs lacking dustwrapper; 229pp; b/w charcoal drawings. Cloth is unevenly sunned to spine and outer edges; corners bumped and rubbed; previious owner details twice to front endpaper; light marking to a number of pages. A story of the alliance between Picts and Scots. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Doctor's Niece, POLLARD, Eliza F.
18 POLLARD, Eliza F. The Doctor's Niece
Blackie & Son Ltd Hard Cover Good COWELL, Sydney 
Undated edition; bookplate to front pastedown dated 1920. Red decorated cloth, six b/w plates, 287pp + adverts to rear. Light rubbing to spine ends; scattered foxing and browning to pages. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Queen's Favourite: A Story of the Restoration, POLLARD, Eliza F.
19 POLLARD, Eliza F. The Queen's Favourite: A Story of the Restoration
Blackie & Son Ltd 1908 Hard Cover Good 244pp Ewan, Frances 
Decorated red cloth, four black and white plates. Corners and spine ends bumped and a little worn; light fading to spine; upper corner of rear cover water marked; previous owner prize inscription to verso of front endpaper; cracked front hinge; scattered foxing; corner tip torn off pg 43. A historical novel of the 17th Century Restoration period by the author of 'The Doctor's Niece' and 'The Lady Isobel'. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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True Unto Death: A Story of Russian Life, POLLARD, Eliza F.
20 POLLARD, Eliza F. True Unto Death: A Story of Russian Life
London S.W.Partridge & Co. Hard Cover Very Good 
Undated new edition but prize certificate to front pastedown dated 1909. Peacock blue decorated boards with gilt lettering; vi, 320p, 32 pages of adverts; 8 b/w full page ills. Spine ends bruised, corner tips rubbed; pages browned esp to outer edges. A story of the Crimean War for young readers. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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