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The Woman Who Won Things

By: AHLBERG, Allan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Walker Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007967

ISBN: 0744581273

Condition: Near Very Good


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. View more info

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Little Women

By: ALCOTT, Louisa M.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Ward Lock & Co, Ltd:

Seller ID: 010387

Condition: Good


The Royal Series No.7. Undated. Blue boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 255pp; b/w frontis. Light rubbing and bumping to corners; sunning to foot of spine; foxing to page block edges. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, nicked and chipped to egdes. View more info

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The High House

By: ARUNDEL, Honor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1967

Seller ID: 010632

Condition: Very Good


A Reindeer Book. Pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper; 152pp; b/w ills. Very light bumping to corners and spine ends. Price-clipped dustwrapper has light edgewar with small chip to one corner. Emma is sent to stay with her chaotic Aunt Patsy following the death of her parents. View more info

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Alice and Thomas and Jane

By: BAGNOLD, Enid

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004718

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The Saucy Jane Family

By: BLYTON, Enid

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1962

Seller ID: 010576

Condition: Near Very Good


Sixth impression. Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 94pp; colour frontis plus b/w ills. Light sunning to lower edge of cloth; foxing to page block edges. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed, creased, nicked and chipped to edges with small patch of sticker residue to lower spine. Mike, Belinda, Ann and their parents spend their holidays in a houseboat. View more info

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Meadowsweet Farm

By: BRADBY, Violet

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: Humphrey Milford: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002642

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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The Windmill Family

By: BROWN, Pamela

Price: £10.00

Publisher: White Lion Publishers: 1974

Seller ID: 011307

ISBN: 0856860026

Condition: Good


Blue cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 184pp. Small dent to upper edge of front board; tanning to pages; production crease to a couple of pages. Unclipped dustwrapper has original price crossed out to front flap, light sunning to spine, rubbing and light creasing to edges with chipping to corners and spine ends. The Channings are being forced to sell their windmill home, though none of them want to leave. View more info

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My Mum

By: BROWNE, Anthony

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Doubleday: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010609

ISBN: 0385608217

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial boards; colour ills. Light thumbing to pages with light creasing to last page. A celebration of Mums. View more info

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Holding Me Here

By: CONRAD, Pam

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1987

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 002435

ISBN: 0192715801

Condition: 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. View more info

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Granny is a Darling

By: DENTON, Kady MacDonald

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Walker Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010564

ISBN: 0744503523

Condition: Near Very Good


Glazed pictorial boards; colour ills. Bumped lower corners. Billy hopes his Granny will protect him from the monsters after dark. View more info

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Tales of the Twins

By: DENTON, Phyllis

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co Ltd: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010242

Condition: Good


Turquoise cloth boards with vignette of twins to front, lacking dustwrapper; 85pp; tri-colour ills. Boards slightly splayed, bumped to corners with foxing to cloth and endpapers; previous owner gift inscription and name to front endpaper; small tear to fore-edge of front endpaper. Introducing Peter and Pam, the red-headed twins and their exciting adventures. View more info

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Granny Was a Buffer Girl

By: DOHERTY, Berlie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Lions: 1988

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003376

ISBN: 0006727921

Condition: Good


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.' View more info

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The Forbidden Holiday

By: DOUGAN, Olive C.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009329

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Ginger Pye

By: ESTES, Eleanor

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Puffin Books: 1971

Seller ID: 005881

ISBN: 0140303871

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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A Great Emergency and A Very Ill-Tempered Family

By: EWING, Juliana Horatia

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1967

Seller ID: 010587

Condition: Very Good


Gollancz Revivals Series. Red cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 174pp; edited with intro by Gillian Avery. Price-clipped dustwrapper is faded to spine with rubbing and small nicks to corners. Two stories of family life. View more info

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Ameliaranne's Washing Day

By: FARJEON, Eleanor

Price: £25.00

Publisher: George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006766

Condition: Near Very Good


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. View more info

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Make-Believe

By: GOUDGE, Elizabeth

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 1949

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 009061

Condition: Near Very Good


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. View more info

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Lucy's Village: A Story for a Little Girl

By: HARRISON, Ada

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 008699

Condition: Near Very Good


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. View more info

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Lucy's Village: A Story for a Little Girl

By: HARRISON, Ada

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Scolar Press: 1979

Seller ID: 009038

ISBN: 0859675246

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Adventures of Polly Peppermint

By: HARRISON, Ada & AUSTIN, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Edgar Backus & W.H.Smith & SOn Ltd: 1943

Seller ID: 011409

Condition: Fair


Small format pictorial boards, no dustwrapper; black, red and green ills. Spine repaired with black cloth tape; rubbed edges and worn corners; binding rather loose, esp to last gathering; thumbing and occasional light mark to pages. The story of Polly Peppermint who can't be good for long. View more info