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1 Farmer, Penelope, ed. SISTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY.
London Allen Lane / Penguin Press 1999 0713993022 / 9780713993028 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
454 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "As one of three sisters herself, Penelope Farmer sets her exploration of sisterhood in an autobiographical framework, describing loving and not so loving sisters in the past and present generations on all sides of her family. With the help of writers in many fields and over many centuries, she guides us through the peaks and troughs of sistery love, both between sisters and between sisters and brothers - from childhood, separation, love, marriage and parenthood, to old age and death itself. Famous literary sisters appear: the Brontes; Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell; the Mitfords; Mary Lamb and brother Charles; Vera Brittain. Alongside them the theatrical and musical ones: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland; Maria Callas and her sister; Jacqueline du Pre and hers; Mozart and his sister. Then there are the well-known fictional sisters: the March sisters; Dorothea and Celia Brooke; the Schlegel sisters; Ursula and Gudrun from 'Women in Love'. And many not so well-known sisters, both fictional and non-fictional besides. We observe the sisterly bonds of bees, lions, elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. We are guided by Richard Dawkins through the genetics of ant colonies. And, throughout, we are asked to reflect on the nature of sisterhood itself. Is a sister born not made? What is the essence of the sisterly bond? What relationship does that bond have to the myth of sisterhood constructed around it? - a myth leading to all those symbolic sisterhoods, of nurses, nuns, feminists and so forth, a section on whom concludes the book. Through poetry, prose, autobiography, memoir, science and anthroplogy , Penelope Farmer pieces together the world of sisters and sisterhood, creating a rich tapestry of evocative and often moving writing that will find echoes in the experience of all who have or are sisters, or even just those who would like to have had them." Slight bump to top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SEA OTTER INLET., Godkin, Celia.
2 Godkin, Celia. SEA OTTER INLET.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario, 1997. 
Unpaginated, 11 3/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550410806 Profusely illustrated in vivid colour. "Award-winning author-illustrator Celia Godkin explores the world of the sea otter and its relationship with the inhabitants of the kelp fo rest in her newest creation. Bold paintings depict the mysteries of sea otter territory, the intervention of human predators, and the consequences of an ecosystem out of balance. Ms. Godkin's illustrations combine precise scientific detai l w i t h l u sh full colour representation in an irresistible picture book for readers of all ages." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT INTERRUPTION.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45., Irving, Laurence.
3 Irving, Laurence. GREAT INTERRUPTION. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1983 0906393299 / 9780906393291 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
235 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs. "As Senior Intelligence Officer of 35 Wing, Irving studied and furthered the technical and tactical resources of low level photographic reconnaissance and the prompt distribution of intelligence derived from it. The unacceptable casualties incurred by 35 Wing in supporting the raid on Dieppe were proof of the tardy recognition by Army/Air planning staffs of the need for total co-operation between the Services in action if the liberation of Europe was to be achieved. The theme of this book is the contribution of 35 Wing to the preparation and achievement of Operation Overlord, the reconnoitring of V1 missile sites in France that subsequent bombing rendered inoperable and, above all, its services to 1st Canadian Army throughout the ensuing campaign. This personal record reflects an abiding memory and admiration for the skills, the devotion to duty, the light hearted companionship and dauntless courage of pilots inspired by exemplary and discerning commanding officers." Slight bump to bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GREAT INTERRUPTION.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45., Irving, Laurence.
4 Irving, Laurence. GREAT INTERRUPTION. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1983 0906393299 / 9780906393291 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs. "As Senior Intelligence Officer of 35 Wing, Irving studied and furthered the technical and tactical resources of low level photographic reconnaissance and the prompt distribution of intelligence derived from it. The unacceptable casualties incurred by 35 Wing in supporting the raid on Dieppe were proof of the tardy recognition by Army/Air planning staffs of the need for total co-operation between the Services in action if the liberation of Europe was to be achieved. The theme of this book is the contribution of 35 Wing to the preparation and achievement of Operation Overlord, the reconnoitring of V1 missile sites in France that subsequent bombing rendered inoperable and, above all, its services to 1st Canadian Army throughout the ensuing campaign. This personal record reflects an abiding memory and admiration for the skills, the devotion to duty, the light hearted companionship and dauntless courage of pilots inspired by exemplary and discerning commanding officers." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap, light browning at top inside edge and at top edge of flaps, faint thin line indentation down front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS., Metcalf, John, introduction.  (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.)  Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken.
5 Metcalf, John, introduction. (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.) Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken. FIRST IMPRESSIONS.
Oberon Press, n.p., 1980. 
142 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887503683 "....designed for writers who need and deserve fuller exposure than is possible in 'Best Canadian Stories'. In this first volume....we're introducing three writers of singular cha racter and promise: Martin Avery, who is experimenting in an unobtrusive way with new fictional perspectives, Isabel Huggan, who will remind readers of the early Alice Munro, and Mike Mason, two of whose strong lyrical pieces have already a p p e a r e d in 'Best Canadian Stories'." Two very tiny dints on first two pages, a few very small light liquid marks on top and fore-edge of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small ghos t st ic ke r ma rk a n d small soiling mark on rear panel, very small water mark on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
6 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by Derek Parker. KEPT IN THE DARK.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Kate Aldous. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9" H) - quarter medium brown buckram series binding, pale yellow paper boards with border in medium brown, pale yellow endpapers. *No slipcase.* B&w illustrations. The last of Trollope's novels to be published during his lifetime (1882). Celia Holt, who has previously jilted Sir Francis Geraldine, marries Mr Western, without telling him of her previous romantic entanglement. Mr Western suspects a closer relationship between the two and her silence, combined with his pride, almost destroys their marriage. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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