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The Woman Who Won Things, AHLBERG, Allan
1 AHLBERG, Allan The Woman Who Won Things
London Walker Books 2002 0744581273 / 9780744581270 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Very Good McEWEN, Katharine 
Glazed pictorial boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 80pp; colour ills. Toning and thumbing to pages which are a little wavy. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to edges and scuffed to surface. The second adventure about the Gaskitt family. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Alice and Thomas and Jane, BAGNOLD, Enid
2 BAGNOLD, Enid Alice and Thomas and Jane
London William Heinemann Ltd 1946 Reprint Hard Cover Good JONES, Laurian 
Decorated cloth boards, no dustwrapper; 172pp; photo frontis plus two tone ills by the author and her daughter Laurian Jones. Light marking to cloth with lightly bumped corners; previous owner gift inscription dated 1951 to front endpaper; binding very slightly pulled in a couple of places; occasional small mark to pages. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Penderwicks, BIRDSALL, Jeanne
3 BIRDSALL, Jeanne The Penderwicks
London David Fickling Books 2006 0385610343 / 9780385610346 First UK Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Very Good 
Purple cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 234pp. Bumping to lower corners and spine ends; light tanning to pages; light sunning and marking to endpapers. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges. A summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits and a very interesting boy. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Four Cousins, BLYTON, Enid
4 BLYTON, Enid The Four Cousins
London Lutterworth Press 1962 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Good Fair THOMPSON, Joan 
Red boards in pictorial wraparound dustwrapper; 93pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Slight lean to spine; front endpaper has corner clipped plus some surface lifting; small tape residue to front pastedown; foxing and light marking to prelims. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed, chipped and creased with small losses to spine ends and upper corner of front panel; tape mark to upper corner; splitting to edge of front flap, which is only just holding on; sunning to spine, now in removable sleeve. A story about Granny's plan to help two poor children have a seaside holiday. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Those Dreadful Children, BLYTON, Enid
5 BLYTON, Enid Those Dreadful Children
London Lutterworth Press 1951 Hard Cover Near Very Good Good LODGE, Grace 
Third impression. Grey cloth boards in wraparound pictorial dustwrapper; 176pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Boards bumped to corners; light foxing to page block edges; small patch of surface lifting to front endpaper; previous owner address with red pencil dashes underneath erased but faintly visible to half-title page. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, nicked and creased to edges with chipped corners and small loss to foot of spine; couple of tape repairs to reverse.The story of two very different families. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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More About Paddington, BOND, Michael
6 BOND, Michael More About Paddington
London Collins 1971 0001821024 / 9780001821026 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Near Very Good FORTNUM, Peggy 
Blue tweedy cloth in pictorial dustwrapper; 128pp; b/w ills. Very slight lean to spine; occasional light mark to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed and lightly curled to edges with couple of small chips and small tear to lower edge of rear panel, tanning and creasing to inner flaps. The second book in the Paddington series in which the bear from Peru tries some home decorating, decides to become a detective and enters into the spirit of bonfire night. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Meadowsweet Farm, BRADBY, Violet
7 BRADBY, Violet Meadowsweet Farm
London Oxford University Press: Humphrey Milford 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good JOHNSTON, M.D. 
Yellow decorated cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 255pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Light bumping to spine ends; previous owner gift inscription to front endpaper; foxing to pages; browning to page block edges. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges, chipped to corners with small loss to head of spine just affecting title, now in removable sleeve. The trials and tribulations of Meadowsweet Farm are seen through the eyes of the farmer's daughters, Julia and Jane. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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My Mum, BROWNE, Anthony
8 BROWNE, Anthony My Mum
London Doubleday 2005 0385608217 / 9780385608213 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Matt pictorial boards with light bump to lower spine. The perfect book for Mums everywhere. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Holding Me Here, CONRAD, Pam
9 CONRAD, Pam Holding Me Here
Oxford Oxford University Press 1987 0192715801 / 9780192715807 First UK Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
Red cloth in pictorial dustwrapper; 184pp. Significant tanning to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to foot of spine with faint stain to reverse, just visible to front. Robin is forced to acknowledge the pain of her family situation when a lodger comes to stay. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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What Katy Did at Home and at School, COOLIDGE, Susan
10 COOLIDGE, Susan What Katy Did at Home and at School
London Ward Lock & Co, Ltd 1908 Hard Cover Good 
Navy cloth with gilt lettering and decs to front and spine, no dustwrapper; 219pp x 2; two b/w ills with tissue guard to frontis. Cloth rubbed to edges, bumped and worn to corners; faint marking to front cover, small patch of colour loss from stain to rear cover; tissue guard foxed and almost detatched; page block edges browned. A combined edition of the two stories. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Granny Was a Buffer Girl, DOHERTY, Berlie
11 DOHERTY, Berlie Granny Was a Buffer Girl
London Lions 1988 0006727921 / 9780006727927 Paperback Good Signed by Author
Pictorial card covers; 128pp. Light rubbing to cover edges and spine ends; gently creased cover corners; light marking to rear cover; tanning to pages. Signed to previous owner on first page. 'Berlie Doherty has captured perfectly the complex interweaving of emotions and experience through three generations of one family.' 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Forbidden Holiday, DOUGAN, Olive C.
12 DOUGAN, Olive C. The Forbidden Holiday
London Faber and Faber 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good OWENS, Marjorie 
Green cloth boards, no dustwrapper; 240pp; b/w ills. Rubbing and bumping to corners and spine ends; previous owner gift inscription to front endpaper dated 1952; several creased page corners; light tanning to pages. Rob and Marie want to visit their mother's homeland of Scotland against their father's wishes. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Ginger Pye, ESTES, Eleanor
13 ESTES, Eleanor Ginger Pye
Puffin Books 1971 0140303871 / 9780140303872 Paperback Good GILL, Margery 
Pictorial card covers; 205pp; b/w ills. Small chip to head of spine; felt tip pen marks to closed fore-edge. When Ginger the dog disappears the whole family joins in the search. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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Ameliaranne's Washing Day, FARJEON, Eleanor
14 FARJEON, Eleanor Ameliaranne's Washing Day
George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good PEARSE, S.B, 
Red cloth boards with pictorial onlay pasted to front, no dustwrapper; colour ills. Slight lean to spine with light rubbing and bumping to corners; offset tanning to first and last pages; light smudging and finger marking to pages; binding only just starting to crack in a couple of places but still firm. Ameliaranne mixes up the laundry so the party guests end up wearing fancy dress. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Make-Believe, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
15 GOUDGE, Elizabeth Make-Believe
London Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 1949 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Near Very Good Fair HODGES, C.Walter 
Turquoise cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 232pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Boards bumped to spine ends with sunning to outer edges of cloth. Unclipped dustwrapper is marked and grubby to rear panel with rubbing to edges and chips to corners; small tear to upper edge of rear panel. Eight more stories of the du Frocq family set in the Channel Islands. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Lucy's Village: A Story for a Little Girl, HARRISON, Ada
16 HARRISON, Ada Lucy's Village: A Story for a Little Girl
Oxford University Press Hard Cover Near Very Good Good 128mm x 158mm AUSTIN, Robert 
Undated [1945]. Small format paper-backed pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper; colour ills. Light bumping to spine ends and corners; previous owner gift inscription to front pastedown; small 1cm tear to lower edge of one page. Dustwrapper is chipped to corners with several small tears. The story of a little girl's Nannie as a little girl herself. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Lucy's Village: A Story for a Little Girl, HARRISON, Ada
17 HARRISON, Ada Lucy's Village: A Story for a Little Girl
London Scolar Press 1979 0859675246 / 9780859675246 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good AUSTIN, Robert 
New edition. Small format paper-backed pictorial boards with red cloth spine in matching dustwrapper; colour ills. Small mark to front cover; toning to pages. Dustwrapper lightly toned. Lucy the nanny recalls her childhood in the country. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Ameliaranne Cinema Star, HEWARD, Constance
18 HEWARD, Constance Ameliaranne Cinema Star
George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd 1934 Reprint Hard Cover Good PEARSE, S.B, 
Orange paper-backed boards with pictorial onlay, no dustwrapper; colour ills and pastedowns. Boards are sunned to edges and rather grubby with water mark to lower corner of rear board; previous owner gift inscription to title page; significant browning to first and last pages; binding a little shaky; light marking and off-setting to pages. Ameliaranne achieves her dream of being a cinema star with the help of Charlie the Chimpanzee. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Ameliaranne Keeps School, HEWARD, Constance
19 HEWARD, Constance Ameliaranne Keeps School
Collins Picture Lions 1973 0006606512 / 9780006606512 First Edition Thus Paperback Near Very Good PEARSE, S.B, 
Pictorial card covers; colour and b/w ills. Rubbing and light creasing to edges and corners with faint teeth marks to upper edge (!). Ameliaranne helps Miss Pennywinn the teacher out of a fix 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Ameliaranne Keeps Shop, HEWARD, Constance
20 HEWARD, Constance Ameliaranne Keeps Shop
George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd 1935 Reprint Hard Cover Good PEARSE, S.B, 
Orange paper-backed boards with pictorial onlay, no dustwrapper; colour ills and pastedowns. Boards a little grubby with surface crack to gutter of front joint; light rubbing and bumping to corners and spine ends; previous owner gift inscription to title page; pages lightly thumbed with occasional mark; small nick to fore-edge of one leaf. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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My Very Own Sister, LINDGREN, Astrid
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Lucy's Village: A Story for a Little Girl, HARRISON, Ada
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Make-Believe, GOUDGE, Elizabeth
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Lucy and Tom's Day, HUGHES, Shirley
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