Author Archives: Brenda

Dietland by Sarai Walker

Who has ever read a fashion magazine, contemplated a diet, bought a lipstick? This book is for you! The heroine is Plum, not yet 30 but already a veteran of the fight to measure up to body images popularized in … Continue reading

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Here is a very scarce children’s book that just turned up in a storage box, having been misplaced for years. It was published by The John C. Winston Company in 1953, and may have seemed old-fashioned even then. Marie Curtis … Continue reading

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Saving Mr. Banks

P. L. Travers did not like to sign her books, but she was very protective of her characters.  We have 3 copies that she DID sign.  One is the reprint of MARY POPPINS published by Harcourt, Brace and World in … Continue reading

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Advanced Reader’s Copies

Advanced Reader’s Copies of forthcoming books are sent by publishers to booksellers and reviewers.  They are not supposed to be sold.  So they pile up.  We have decided to GIVE THEM AWAY.  As long as they last, we will let … Continue reading

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Erskine Caldwell

Here is a mighty fine Erskine Caldwell collection, mostly first editions, for sale as a collection or individually.  Separate photos are available on request, as well as further bibliographic information.  The titles and prices are listed below, all first editions … Continue reading

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Rosamond du Jardin

Here’s a great sale on some collectible children’s series books!  While I was away there was a flood in the children’s book series section.  Many books were lost.  But a few seem just too good to discard.  There is damage … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flora

FLORA by Gail Godwin Bloomsbury, May 2013 If this book were a fable, it would be “How Helen Learns to Feel Remorse.”  There are stories from the past told by Nonnie and Flora and Finn, but mostly there is the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Girl Called Problem

A GIRL CALLED PROBLEM by Katie Quirk Eerdmans Books, April 2013 Exotic location and sympathetic, real characters combine to provide excellent entertainment in a book aimed at students aged 10-14.  Grandmothers might enjoy it too, as did I.  The place … Continue reading

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