The Flowering Thorn: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - But one thing is missing: love. The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage. A jazz age socialite impulsively adopts an orphaned boy in this humorous, heartwarming tale   In 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. There’s an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with.

But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover. When her aunt’s female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick—though she doesn’t have any particular affection for children.

The Flowering Thorn: A Novel #ad - However, the country comes with its own set of daunting challenges: Lesley can’t imagine how she’ll entertain her friends there! But ultimately life with Patrick will change her, bringing out her capacity to love and showing her the difference between pleasure and happiness. As soon as patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys’ school.

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The Nutmeg Tree: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - The arrival of susan’s legal guardian, the distinguished Sir William Waring, further complicates the situation. In 1930s france, susan, a free-spirited mother undertakes to derail her very proper daughter’s engagement   Julia Packett has barely laid eyes on her daughter, since leaving her with her well-heeled in-laws following the loss of her husband in World War I.

Now thirty-seven, julia’s lack of prospects hasn’t dimmed her spirit or her appetite for life. But when susan asks her to come to france for the summer to persuade her grandmother to allow her to marry, she sets sail with the noblest intentions of acting the paragon of motherhood. Soon julia’s efforts to pass herself off as a lady and secure her daughter’s happiness spin out of control, leading to romantic entanglements and madcap adventures that will challenge preconceived notions about the ultimate compatibility of any two people who fall in love.

The Nutmeg Tree: A Novel #ad - At her mother-in-law’s vacation villa in haute Savoie, however, Julia sees that her priggish but lovely daughter is completely mismatched with a man much more suited to herself: a charming, clever playboy.

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Something Light: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - And they take shocking advantage of her good nature when they need their problems listened to, prescriptions filled, socks washed, or employment found. But by the age of thirty, Louisa is tired of constantly being dispatched to the scene of some masculine disaster. With the admirable discipline and dedication she’s always displayed in any endeavor involving men, Louisa sets out on her own romantic quest.

In 1950s london, a career girl decides it’s high time she snared herself a husband   Professional dog photographer Louisa Datchett is indiscriminately fond of men. It’s all well and good to be an independent woman—and certainly better than a “timid Victorian wife”—but the time has come for her to marry, and marry well.

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Cluny Brown: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Their son, andrew, newly returned from abroad with a Polish émigré writer friend, is certain the country is once again on the brink of war. While everyone around her struggles to keep pace with a rapidly changing world, Cluny continues to be Cluny, transforming those around her with her infectious zest for life.

Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. An entertaining story of England just before the war. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. Then there’s andrew’s beautiful fiancée and the priggish town pharmacist. Top drawer reading. Kirkus Reviews. So, her uncle, to teach her discipline, a plumber who has raised the orphaned girl since she was a baby, sends her into service as a parlor maid at one of England’s stately manor houses.

Cluny Brown: A Novel #ad - At friars carmel in devonshire, and lady carmel, Cluny meets her employers: Sir Henry, the quintessential country squire, who oversees the management of her home with unruffled calm. An unconventional parlor maid upends the lives of an aristocratic family in prewar England   Cluny Brown refuses to know her place in society.

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The Foolish Gentlewoman

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Scuffing & some discoloration on covers and spine edges. No dust jacket. Please see our scan. Inside covers and pages have age related tanning with some discoloration. No marking or writing noted in book.

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Britannia Mews

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Little Brown & Co (T) #ad - The heroine of this book is adelaide culver, forthright, with whom she went to live in the Mews when it was a slum; indispensable to Gilbert, independent; irresistible to Henry, for whom she brought fame and fortune to the Mews, and to themselves.

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The Gipsy in the Parlour

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Little, Brown & Co. #ad - Colorful dust jacket.

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Nothing to Report

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Dean Street Press #ad - Dean street press and furrowed middlebrow have also reprinted Oman’s Somewhere in England, a sequel to Nothing to Report. Known for her bestselling historical fiction, in Nothing to Report Carola Oman delightfully evokes E. M. And perhaps there’s just a hint of romance as well. She no longer lives in her family home, lady rollo, surrounded by friends including carefree, just back from India and setting up lavish housekeeping nearby with her husband and children—socialist Tony, but remains at the very centre of village life, irresponsible Catha, perfect Crispin, and Elizabeth who’s preparing to be presented at Court.

I have told rose that there will be a chauffeur for dinner, ” she ended, frowning slightly at the cannibalistic sound of her sentence. Unmarried and nicknamed “Button” by her friends, Mary Morrison is a very mildly distressed gentlewoman. Delafield’s provincial lady in her portrayal of an English village cheerfully, hilariously, and sometimes bumpily progressing from obliviousness to the war’s approach to pulling together for king and country.

Nothing to Report #ad - Then there’s marcelle, a historical novelist who might just be a wry self-portrait of the author, Miss Rosanna Masquerier, who may soon be planting themselves with her to escape London bombs, and her challenging daughter Rosemary, Mary’s widowed sister-in-law, and an array of other Sirs and Ladies who rely on Mary’s sympathy and practicality.

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The Rescuers New York Review Books Children's Collection

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NYRB Kids #ad - Miss bianca would seem to be a pampered creature, you would suppose, and not, the mouse to dispatch on an especially challenging and extraordinarily perilous mission. Miss bianca, is a poet too, after all, and in any case she is due to travel any day  now to Norway. Miss bianca is a white mouse of great beauty  and supreme self-confidence, primroses, who, resides luxuriously in a porcelain pagoda painted with violets, the ambassador’s son, courtesy of her excellent young friend, and lilies of the valley.

However, it is precisely miss bianca  that the Prisoners’ Aid Society picks  for the job of rescuing a Norwegian poet imprisoned in the legendarily dreadful Black Castle. It will take everything they’ve got and a good deal more to escape with their own lives, not to mention the poet. Margery sharp’s classic tale of pluck, luck, and derring-do is amply and beautifully illustrated by the great Garth Williams.

The Rescuers New York Review Books Children's Collection #ad - There miss bianca will be able to enlist one nils, known to be the bravest mouse in the land, along with their trusty companion Bernard, in a desperate and daring endeavor that will take them, across turbulent seas and over the paws and under the maws of cats into one of the darkest places known to man or mouse.

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Transcription: A Novel

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. An "exhilarating" san francisco chronicle and "ingenious" Hilary Mantel story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy.

A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Sent to an obscure department of mi5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying.

Transcription: A Novel #ad - . But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past.

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The Eye of Love

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Time Warner Books Uk #ad - Harry gibson and Miss Diver fell deeply in love. But when mr gibson decides he'll have to marry the hopelessly unprepossessing daughter of his colleague in order to save his ailing business, Miss Diver is cut off without. Margery sharpthey met at the Chelsea Arts Ball: he went as a paper parcel, and she as a Spanish dancer.

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