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  • GAY'S YEAR AT HARFORD HALL. by Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    Aspinwall, Marguerite.
    GAY'S YEAR AT HARFORD HALL.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (1927). Hardcover - The second novel telling of the adventures of Gay Annersley, niece and adopted daughter of the Jennings, on Sunset Island in the West Indies and at her boarding school. 247 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in beige cloth with dark brown lettering (rather severe toning to the pages, corners bumped, gift inscription) , no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67108
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  • SPYING ON MISS MULLER. by Bunting, Eve.
    Bunting, Eve.
    SPYING ON MISS MULLER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Clarion, (1995). First edition - A book for older children - "A nostalgic look at life in a Belfast boarding school during World War II and an examination of the meaning of loyalty. Miss Muller, the language teacher whom all the girls once worshiped, is now the object of their suspicions. It's bad enough that she's German, but her furtive late-night walks seem to coincide with enemy air raids?could Miss Muller be a spy? Against her kinder instincts, the narrator, Jessie, gets caught up in her classmates' clandestine investigation." (From Publishers Weekly) 181 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86472
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  • THE CHINESE GARDEN. by Manning, Rosemary (1911-1988)
    Manning, Rosemary (1911-1988)
    THE CHINESE GARDEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set at a rigid girls' boarding school where a regime of cold water, drafts, outdoor drill and bad food prevailed, a story of "a young world corrupted by hypocrisy and deceit." 159 pp. Dust jacket by Ellen Raskin.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 68378
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  • STAND BEFORE YOUR GOD. by Watkins, Paul.
    Watkins, Paul.
    STAND BEFORE YOUR GOD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994). Hardcover first edition - "A boarding school memoir" - The first nonfiction book by this acclaimed novelist, born in the United States, but who was abruptly dropped off at the Dragon School in Oxford, followed by a stay at Eton, and found himself having to adjust to world very different than he expected. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-679420568.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79434
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