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Cocky and the Missing Castle, Beresford Elisabeth ( Elizabeth )
1 Beresford Elisabeth ( Elizabeth ) Cocky and the Missing Castle
London Constable and Co Ltd 1959 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
163 pp. With charming pen & ink illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with colour illustration of children in a street is in very nice condition with just a hint of age, NOT price clipped, bit of rubbing at top spine. Book itself has red cloth covers which are clean, interior has the number "30" in small, neat green ink on first blank, otherwise clean and fresh. A very nice copy of this lovely children's book of magic and history in the London suburbs. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 34.00 USD
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On a Pig's Back : Life on a Small Farm, Holgate, John
2 Holgate, John On a Pig's Back : Life on a Small Farm
London and Sydney Pan Books 1979 0330257811 / 9780330257817 Paperback Good 
173 pp + ads. Glossy paper covers with an illustration of a recalcitrant pig and an irate farmer, some normal wear, price sticker scar across mid-spine, interior paper a bit browned and obviously read but clean and unmarked. Typical used but not abused book condition. John Holgate and family, suburbanites turned farmers, have not only survived their first year on the land, they even seem to be getting good at it. Their increasing confidence, however, is not aljust justified, as they tackle muck-spreading, cow-chasing, haymaking and harvest, all to the amusement of the locals at the local pub. Gentle, entertaining stories about city slickers who try their hands at the country life. ; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Winter in Thrush Green, Read, Miss
3 Read, Miss Winter in Thrush Green
London Michael Joseph 1961 First Edition Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Goodall, J.S. 
226 pp. Dust jacket a bit tattered with losses all around the edges, price clipped. Book itself has bit of fading at top of spine, end papers a little darkened, paper lightly toned but otherwise clean and nice. Stated 1st English edition. The 2nd Thrush Green book , where we meet our friends preparing for Christmas, taking sides in the great Fur-and-Feather-whist-Drive controversy, and speculating about the newcomer who has taken the corner house on the green. His attentions to Miss Bembridge and Miss Dean do not go unnoticed and are the cause of serious misunderstanding between the two friends. Wonderfully fun.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Lakeland Vet, Stranger, Joyce
4 Stranger, Joyce Lakeland Vet
London Harvill Press 1972 0002714558 / 9780002714556 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
191 pages. Dust jacket showing a vet surrounded by animals outside a country home has some edge wear, price sticker scar on spine, flap price clipped. Book itself is clean and nice. Fictional stories about an English country vet, Dai Evans, and the things that happen to him in his small village. Gently amusing. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 7.00 USD
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A Cornish Summer, Tangye, Derek
5 Tangye, Derek A Cornish Summer
London Michael Joseph 1970 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Tangye, Jean 
189 pp. Glossy blue and yellow dust jacket has a few edge bends, old price sticker to the spine, front flap price clipped. Book itself has some small rubbing at corners, top front corner bumped, interior clean and unmarked. Charming stories about Derek and Jean's new life in the Cornish countryside trying to make a living as growers, and their adventures with their animals -- the donkeys, the drake and the cat, Lama. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 Williamson, Henry The Village Book Limited Edition, Signed
London Jonathan Cape 1930 First Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
342 pp . Illustrated, twice only, by sketches from the original MS. Limited edition of 504 of which this is 132, with author's signature on the limitation page. The Village Book "which covers a writing period of nine years (1921-1930) is an imaginative work which should not be read as the history of any particular village, and certainly not of any man or woman. A charming fictionalized account by an English country man and naturalist at his native haunts. Vellum spine is soiled, chipped at bottom, green cloth covers bumped and bit soiled, gilt owl on fc, bc bit faded at edges. Owner's name and bookplate fep, else clean and good.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 342 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.00 USD
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