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  • WHEN THE KILLING'S DONE. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    WHEN THE KILLING'S DONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. SIGNED on the title page. 369 pp. ISBN: 9780670022328.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some small nicks to top of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 57984
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  • A PLACE OF HIDING. by George, Elizabeth.
    George, Elizabeth.
    A PLACE OF HIDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring Simon and Deborah St. James - "An isolated beach on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel is the scene of the murder of Guy Brouard, one of GuernseyÕs wealthiest inhabitants and its main benefactor. Forced as a child to flee the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project when he died: a museum in honor of those who resisted the German occupation of the island during World War II. " 511 pp. ISBN: 0-553801309.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67988
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  • A PLACE OF HIDING. by George, Elizabeth.
    George, Elizabeth.
    A PLACE OF HIDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring Simon and Deborah St. James - "An isolated beach on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel is the scene of the murder of Guy Brouard, one of GuernseyÕs wealthiest inhabitants and its main benefactor. Forced as a child to flee the Nazis in Paris, Brouard was engaged in his latest project when he died: a museum in honor of those who resisted the German occupation of the island during World War II. " SIGNED on the title page. 511 pp. ISBN: 0-553801309.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 68119
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  • GREEN DOLPHIN STREET. by Goudge, Elizabeth (1900-1984)
    Goudge, Elizabeth (1900-1984)
    GREEN DOLPHIN STREET.

    Edition: 6th printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, (1944) dj. Hardcover - Her most popular novel, which opens in 1830 in the Channel Islands, and moves to New Zealand, a very different love story based on a mistake. Basis for the 1947 film starring Lana Turner and Donna Reed. 502 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some toning to the pages, edgewear to the dj and loss of about 1/4 inch at the top of the spine, price of 3.00 still present on flap).

    Book ID: 76636
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  • THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina. by Herr, Charlotte.
    Herr, Charlotte.
    THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina.

    Edition: Fifth edition

    Pasadena, CA: Post Printing and Binding Co, (1921). Hardcover - A story of the Channel Islands. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece by Orrin White and several sepia-toned photographs. 106 pp.

    Condition: Very good in gold cloth with black lettering (a bit of fraying to the ends of the spine, gift inscription dated 1925.

    Book ID: 59822
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  • THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina. by Herr, Charlotte.
    Herr, Charlotte.
    THEIR MARIPOSA LEGEND: A Romance of Santa Catalina.

    Edition: Sixth edition

    Pasadena, CA: Post Printing and Binding Co, (1921). Hardcover - A story of the Channel Islands. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece by Orrin White. 106 pp.

    Condition: Very good in gold cloth with black lettering (a bit of fraying to the ends of the spine, rubbing to the lettering on the spine)

    Book ID: 73107
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  • OUT OF CALL OR CRY: The Island of Sark. by Ingoldby, Grace.
    Ingoldby, Grace.
    OUT OF CALL OR CRY: The Island of Sark.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Heinemann, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first non-fiction work - an account of life on the smallest of the Channel Islands (and the last British territory liberated in World War II.) Told mostly in the voices of the islanders. Map preceding the text. Bibliography. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-434365327.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75033
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  • CHILDREN OF THE EARTH. by Mannin, Ethel (1900-1984)
    Mannin, Ethel (1900-1984)
    CHILDREN OF THE EARTH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - A relatively early novel by this successful (during her time) and prolific writer, a socialist, activist and anti-Stalinist, an opponent of censorship, a champion of sexual liberation and of progressive child-centered education (her daughter attended A. S. Neill's Summerhill School), who included George Orwell, William Butler Yeats, Emma Goldman and Bernard Shaw among her friends. Set on the Channel Islands, it is the story of a young man struggling to eke out a living from a small plot of land, and fishing and lobstering, but who still manages to find love and contentment in the end. 329 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in light brown cloth in a very good dust jacket (some wear to the top of the spine and the upper edge of the back jacket)

    Book ID: 79119
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  • THE RECKLESS SEVEN. by Rieu, Nelly.
    Rieu, Nelly.
    THE RECKLESS SEVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - Unable to find a house in London that they could afford and which would be big enough for their seven children, the Bailey family moves into a fort on Alderney one of the Channel Islands. All seven children are locked into a dark closet, marooned on a nearby island and they even discover a treasure. The author commented that this was inspired by holidays with her own children - even though they only had 4 children, her husband, Emile had to do "some real life saving work three times in the first week." Emile - or E.V. Rieu is best known for his translation of the Odyssey which was the…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1930. dj. Hardcover first edition - Unable to find a house in London that they could afford and which would be big enough for their seven children, the Bailey family moves into a fort on Alderney one of the Channel Islands. All seven children are locked into a dark closet, marooned on a nearby island and they even discover a treasure. The author commented that this was inspired by holidays with her own children - even though they only had 4 children, her husband, Emile had to do "some real life saving work three times in the first week." Emile - or E.V. Rieu is best known for his translation of the Odyssey which was the founding title of the Penguin Classics - as general editor of the series, he oversaw the publication of 160 titles. While this (unfortunately) appears to be the only book Nelly wrote, she was also a translator of some of the Babar books. Illustrated with a color frontispiece, seven full page internal drawings on plain paper, and several smaller drawings as chapter heads. 299 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gilt lettering in a fair only dust jacket (approximately half of the dj spine is missing, original price of $2.50 still present on dj flap). Hard to find, and especially so in dust jacket, even a flawed one like this.

    Book ID: 76611
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