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JANE and the MAN of the Cloth

Stephanie Barron After her brilliant detective debut inJane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, there can be no doubt that Jane Austen would have made a remarkable sleuth. And so, with great aplomb, Stephanie Barron reveals the next superb Jane Austen Mystery. Jane Austen and her family are looking forward to a peaceful late-summer holiday in the seaside village of Lyme Regis. But on the road thither, a fearful storm and an overturned carriage lead the shaken travelers to seek refuge at High Down Grange. And there, in a dismal manor house wrapt in an air of malevolent neglect, Jane meets the darkly forbidding yet strangely attractive master of High Down Grange, Mr. Geoffrey Sidmouth. What murky secrets does the brooding Mr. Sidmouth hope to preserve behind his fierce glower? And who is the exceedingly lovely young woman dressed in peasant garb who shares his home? Once settled in town, Jane seeks to learn the answers. Yet common gossip is soon forgotten when a man is found hanged from a makeshift gibbet by the sea. Only the day before, Jane had observed this same man in a heated exchange with Mr. Sidmouth. Still, the worthies of Lyme are certain the labourer's death is the work of "the Reverend," the notorious ringleader of the midnight smuggling trade. The Reverend's identity is the paramount mystery of Lyme Regis. And Jane, who can never resist a puzzle, is determined to solve this one. But to her dismay, she must soon admit that she harbours a strange sensibility for a man who could very well be a murderer. And then a second mysterious death draws her into a perilous scheme to entrap and expose Geoffrey Sidmouth. From the drawing- rooms of the cultured and the devious to secret caverns and coarse haunts, her mission will take her far from a lady's proper venue.until even so canny a student of character and valiant adventurer must ask herself: "Is the prize worth the risk--to my heart as well as my person?" Stylish, suspenseful, and wickedly diverting,Jane and the Man of the Clothdelves deep into the foibles, passions, and ruthless machinations that lurk within the most polite society.
  • $50
Lucky You

Lucky You

Carl Hiaasen CARL HIAASEN was born and raised in florida. he is the author of six previous novels, including Native Tongue,Sstriptease and Stormy Weather. Together, Hiaasen's books have been published in 34 languages, which is 33 more than he can read or write. The London Observer has called him “America’s finest satirical novelist,” while Janet Maslin of the New York Times has compared him to Preston Sturges and S.J. Perelman. Check his full and most interesting Biography on line. Notes below taken from the inside front flap of the dust-jacket. Grange, Florida is famous for its miracles - the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. and now it has Jo- Layne Lucks, unlikely winter of the state lottery. Unfortunately, Jo-Layne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who believe they are entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. and they need it quickly, to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America. But JoLane Luck has her own plans for the Lotto money - and Edenn-like forest in Grange must be saved from strip-malling. When Bode and Chub brutally assaulted her and steal KromeJoLayne vows to track them down, take it back - and get revenge. The the only one who can help is Tom Krome, a big city investigative journalist now bitterly consigned to writing frothy features for a midsized central Florida newspaper. With a persuasive nudge from JoLayne, Krome is about to become part of a story that's bigger and more bizarre than anything he's ever covered.
  • $35
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The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side

Agatha Christie The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie. Hardcover - Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New, but the Belly Band was damaged in packing when shipped to H & F in 2005. 1st UK Edition thus. First Printing thus. FACSIMILE EDITION. This first edition is printed (first impression) with the number "1" on the copyright page to indicate an authentic first print in a Near Perfect Dust Jacket. The original dust jacket price of £10.00 is present with no additional printings on the copyright page and complete with the wrap-around belly band, as initially published in 1962. The condition of the belly band was damaged in boxing the copies when being shipped to us. The book was put away, found in our move from NYC to Texas. We have put it in a clear acid-free dust cover to protect it for the future, as this series is becoming collectible. The book is priced to reflect the packing damage. Please view the photographs. The film adaptation of The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side starred Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson. Notes from the free front end-paper. What was it that Marina Gregg, the famous film actress, saw just before the murder was committed in her house? What or who caused her expression to change so violently that one observer re-called ALFRED LORD TENNYSON: "Out flew the web and floated wide The mirror crack'd from side to side 'The curse is to come upon me,' cried The Lady of Shalott." A few minutes later, a body lay dead, and Marina's large house, the second time a victim of willful murder had been discovered there. In this new full- length AGATHA CHRISTIE novel MISS MAPBLE, whose house in ST. MARY MEAD is close to the scene of the murder and finds a perfect opportunity to indulge in the particular kind of "unraveling" at which she is adept. Agatha Christie's millions of fans will enjoy trying to anticipate Miss Marple, as they will enjoy the humor and characterization of this ingenious and exciting story. POINT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: St Mary Mead, the once quiet village home of Miss Jane Marple, changes and moves with the times. A new housing development is being built, the local shops have changed hands and appearance, and a supermarket has appeared where once the basket shop stood, to the horror of the older generation of ladies. One was expected to take a basket and go round themselves, looking for things! The ladies preferred to be served and enjoy gossip at the same time. Even Miss Marple's old friend, Mrs. Bantry, has sold off Gossington Hall to movie star Marina Gregg and her husband, producer Jason Rudd, and moved into the lodge on the grounds. Yet again, AGATHA CHRISTIE demonstrates that in the field of the crime novel, her achievement is unique and distinguished.
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Spanish Painting - The Latest Avant-Garde

Spanish Painting – The Latest Avant-Garde

Jose Maria Moreno Galvan / Translation By Neville Hinton FROM THE PROLOGUE; LATEST AVANT-GARDE PAINTING Although this is by no means the first work that i have published on contemporary Spanish Painting, is has however given me my first chance to include notes on a section of that painting which is so limited that any detailed examination of it might elsewhere have seem to be unduly microscopic. what i have referred to here as the was actually launched in 1956, while its immediate antecedents date back to only a few years earlier.The restrictions in this respect, perhaps i should add, were not of my own choosing or imposed by the publishers, who aim at providing the public with the general historical account of all spanish painting, an account in which each. isn't eventually found by our precise stylistic and historical definition, so as to fit into its respective volume or volumes.Even though i did not ask for those restrictions myself, it was with satisfaction that i accepted them, because it freed me to enlarge on details in a way that would have been quite out of the question in a work intended to cover a more extensive period. These chronological limitations have nevertheless prevented me from including several painters who are still in favor and whose works continue to influence present-day art. This explains why it is so essential that there should be a definition, at the very outset of this book, to explain what i really mean when i speak of the . I mean the avant-garde movement which came onto the scene around 1956, and which was decided as much by the opponents as of the supporters of the phenomenon of non- formalism. Hence, the second includes both non-formalists and anti- non-formalists as well as those painters who derived from them later, and whose works bring us right up to the present. CONTINUED IN THE PROLOG OF THE BOOK.
  • $125
Wodehouse On Golf

Wodehouse On Golf

P. G. Wodehouse WODEHOUSE ON GOLF All the stories of P. G. Wodehouse including DIVOTS, GOLF WITHOUT TEARS an others. First American edition 1940 Published by Doubleday, Duran & Company, Inc. New York WODEHOUSE ON GOLF All the Golf Stories of P. G. Wodehouse including Divots, Golf Without Tears, and others: DIVOTS - PART I THE HEART OF GOOF HIGH STAKES KEEPING IN WITH VOSPER CHESTERFORGETS HIMSELF THE MAGIC PLUS FOURS THE AWAKENING OF ROLLO PODMARSH RODNEY FAILLS TO QUALIFY JANE GETS OFF THE FAIRWAY THE PURIFICATION OF RODNEY SPELVIN PART II - GOLF WITHOUT TEARS THE CLICKING OF CUTHBERT A WOMAN IS ONLY A WOMAN A MIXED THREESOME SUNDERED HEARTS THE SALVATION OF GEORGE MACKINTOSH ORDEAL BY GOLF THE LONG HOLE THE HEEL OF ACHILLES THE ROUGH STUFF THE COMING OF GOWF THE MEDICINE GIRL THERE'S ALWAYS GOLF1 ARCHIBALD'S BENEFIT A COLLECTION of rare items by the master of them all, P. G. Wodehouse. the book has short stories with plenty of bad luck for almost everybody involved only Dr. Wodehouse (Litt.D.,Cantab.) can conceive such situations, and here he has exceeded himself. Here in one hilarious volume are all of Wodehouse's classics on the strange game of golf. No true golfer, and certainly no Wodehouse fan, can resist this collection. the table of contents is like the roll call of a class reunion; all the faces are there, and whether you've read the stories before or not, the laugh average is high, even for the old master. Himself and inveterate devotee of tea and green, Wodehouse better than any other living writer plumbs the death of the golfers soul. None of the humor and pathos of the great game escapes Wodehouse's brilliant and satirical pen. Here it is a golfer' and a treasure house of laughs even for those who don't know a driver from a mashie.
  • $495
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The Tailor of Gloucester

Beatrix Potter Tape applied to top of spine, small tear tail edge of spine, Pages are clean. An exceptional copy of the first edition. A true first edition as stated in Beatrix Potter A Bibliographical Check List by Jane Quinby 1954 No. 4. The Tailor of Gloucester. London and New York, 1903. The Tailor Of | Gloucester | By | Beatrix Potter | Author of | "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin." | "I'll Be At Charges For A Looking Glass; | And Entertain A Score Or Two Of Tailors." | Richard III. | London { Frederick Warne And Co. And New York 1903 [A]l rights reserved] DARK GREEN BOARDS: 5 5/8 X 4 1/4 inches. FRONT COVER stamped m white: "The Tailor Of I Gloucester | By | Beatrix Potter | [within single rule box:] F. Warne & Co" Between the title and the word "By" is a blind panel in the shape of a truncated pyramid outlined in blind in which is pasted a pictorial white paper label measuring 2 9/16 x 2 1/2 inches across the bottom, 7/16 of an inch across the top, showing mouse reading The Tailor and Cutter sitting on a spool of red silk, scissors and thimble in background. SPINE stamped in white, reading down: "The Tailor Of Gloucester". END PAPERS: Plate I. LEAF: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches. COLLATION: SF. Half title: "The Tailor | Of Gloucester.", with letter to "My Dear Freda" (dated Christmas, 1901) on versa; "Copyright 1903 j By | Frederick Warne & Co. | Entered At Stationers' Hall55, on versa of title page; Edmund Evans, | Engraver and Printer, Street, Borough, London, S.E. , p. [86]. The Racquet Court Press, Swan Street, Bourough, | London, S.E.", p. [86]. Pictorial label, frontispiece, and 26 illustrations in colour, appearing on pp. 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32. 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71, 74, 77, 81,and 84. Eleven of these are repeated from No. 3 (see notes on illustrations under No. 3), and 17 (the italicized figures above) are entirely new for this edition, though the original drawing for the manuscript in its first form has a rough sketch of the picture appearing in No. 4 on p. 53. (See Appendix I.) All of the illustrations in No. 4 are repeated in the recent New York edition, with certain loss of detail : In No. 4, p. 56, there is a shadow on the snowy street reaching from the lower right corner to the center of the picture, while in the recent New York edition this shadow is entirely lacking. In No. 4, p. 59, there is a dark sky and a dark moonlight shadow on the lower part of the houses in the center background which reaches out to the center of the snowy square so that the light from the window at left shows up strongly, while in the recent New York edition all sense of this being a night picture is lost.
  • $950