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  • NOBLE IN REASON. by Bentley, Phyllis (1894-1977)
    Bentley, Phyllis (1894-1977)
    NOBLE IN REASON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1955. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bentley, a native of Halifax, has written many novels with a background set in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "Of her stories 'The House of Morey' is perhaps best known, and in the same blunt, homely, Yorkshire tradition comes [this novel]. So intimately written that it appears to be an autobiography, it tells the story of Christopher Jarmayne, a delicate, sensitive lad who suffers a great deal from continued friction with the robust Yorkshire family into which he was born. Filled with self-pity and resentment, he spends an unhappy life until he realizes, in a moment of illumination, that he is as tiresome to them as they are to him.…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1955. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bentley, a native of Halifax, has written many novels with a background set in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "Of her stories 'The House of Morey' is perhaps best known, and in the same blunt, homely, Yorkshire tradition comes [this novel]. So intimately written that it appears to be an autobiography, it tells the story of Christopher Jarmayne, a delicate, sensitive lad who suffers a great deal from continued friction with the robust Yorkshire family into which he was born. Filled with self-pity and resentment, he spends an unhappy life until he realizes, in a moment of illumination, that he is as tiresome to them as they are to him. In the light of this revelation he tells the strange and poignant story of his life and, with the wisdom gained from experience, he makes it a dramatic and fascinating story of unusual power." 241 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Don Sibley.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some shelfwear, light toning to the pages, wear to dj at ends of spine, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 81867
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  • THE OLD SILENT. by Grimes, Martha.
    Grimes, Martha.
    THE OLD SILENT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, 1989. Hardcover - A Richard Jury mystery, set in a West Yorkshire inn. 425 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58931
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  • THE RAPE OF THE ROSE. by Hughes, Glyn.
    Hughes, Glyn.
    THE RAPE OF THE ROSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A highly praised novel by this award winning writer. Set in 1812 in an England gripped by poverty and hunger - a revolution erupts across northern England, sending angry Luddite mobs on a rampage. A self educated weaver and schoolmaster is caught up in the events and is forced to flee. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-671725165.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line, short tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 66764
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  • Taylor, G. P.
    SHADOWMANCER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a dark-edged fantasy for young adults, set on the Yorkshire coastline of cliffs and moors. "Vicar Obadiah Demurral isn't satisfied running the affairs of his village--now he wants to control the world. And if his plan works, he will obtain a weapon so powerful even God and his angels will fall down at his feet. Demoral will stop at nothing ,and as a shadowmancer - a sorcerer who speaks to the dead - he even commands restless souls to do his bidding." Originally self-published by the author in England. 175 pp. ISBN: 0-399242562.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 36622
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