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1 STORYLINES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TOLD STORIES.
Ministry of Education, Ontario, 1991. 
100 pp, oblong large 8vo (9" H x 10 1/2" D), soft cover. B&w illus. An anthology of stories told by Ontarians (Native people, immigrants, farmers, people with disabilties, etc.) from 20 locations (Dryden, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, West Bay, Killaloe, Golden Lake, Sharbot, Smith's Falls, Waupoos Island, Georgetown, Simcoe, Chatham, St. Marys, Orillia, Palmer Rapids, Cornwall, Toronto, Kingston, Lyndhurst, Athens) about witches, hunting, the experiences of women and immigrants, entertainment in the days before television, farm life, living with disabilities, the war years, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light soiling - mainly on rear cover, small soft crease and light line indentation on rear cover with light migration into adjacent pages, very minor edge wear. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RIVER OF LIFE., Ballard, Joy Mackinnon.
2 Ballard, Joy Mackinnon. RIVER OF LIFE.
Self-published 1983 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Signed by Author
72 pp, 8 1/2" H. Signed on back of title page: "Joy M. Ballard". "This collection of verses expressing some of my thoughts and feelings, is presented in the hope that it may be of help to someone, by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith." "Joy Mackinnon Ballard was born in Toronto on April 23, 1922. She was educated at Brank-some Hall School in Toronto, received her B.A. degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto Medical School." Mother and doctor, "(s)he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39 and gradually became more physically disabled", but even after additional illnesses forced her to retire, she remained active in community and church groups in Toronto and Haliburton, maintaining the positive attitude and sense of humour demonstrated in her poetry. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny edge tears/creases - archivally taped, tiny scuff on front hinge area and on spine, staples are rusty, scattered tiny light foxing marks on covers - mainly at edges, small faint stain on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Hughes, Monica. THE FACES OF FEAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 000245604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good David Day, jacket illustration. 
166 pp, 8 5/8" H. "The cutting-edge world of VR opens doors for Joan that the accident (that confined her to a wheelchair) slammed shut - just what her father, computer mogul Max Sandow, hoped when he had the program designed for her. Together with her eager accomplice, Whizkid (a.k.a. the very ordinary Steve Andersen), Joan is transformed into Joanna as they explore the game's mind-blowing complexities. Trouble is, no one - not Whizkid, not Joanna, not even the powerful Max - knows that the games hotshot young designer has a vicious grudge against Joan. And that he has laid invisible yet dangerous traps for the two teens. There's only one way out: Joan and Steve must confront the faces of their own fears." Top of spine lightly bumped/wrinkled. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light edge wrinkles at top/bottom of flaps. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FACES OF FEAR., Hughes, Monica.
4 Hughes, Monica. THE FACES OF FEAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1997 000245604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- David Day, jacket illustration. 
166 pp, 8 5/8" H. "The cutting-edge world of VR opens doors for Joan that the accident (that confined her to a wheelchair) slammed shut - just what her father, computer mogul Max Sandow, hoped when he had the program designed for her. Together with her eager accomplice, Whizkid (a.k.a. the very ordinary Steve Andersen), Joan is transformed into Joanna as they explore the game's mind-blowing complexities. Trouble is, no one - not Whizkid, not Joanna, not even the powerful Max - knows that the games hotshot young designer has a vicious grudge against Joan. And that he has laid invisible yet dangerous traps for the two teens. There's only one way out: Joan and Steve must confront the faces of their own fears." Slight bump and wrinkling at top of spine, progressively smaller soft crease at top corner of all pages from half-title page to page 18. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - also at bottom edge of front and rear panels, front flap fold guidlines are visible on front panel (dust jacket is sligtlly mis-aligned with book). 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
5 Jenkins, Janette. LITTLE BONES.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 070118194X / 9780701181949 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
282 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It's 1899. London. A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor. But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl, and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctor - . Jane does her best to keep up with the doctor, her twisted bones throbbing, as they hurry past the markets, stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town. The young actresses who live there have problems, and Mr Swift does what is required, calmly and discreetly. Grateful to her benefactor and his wife, Jane assists him and asks no questions - the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their brows. When this unlikely pair becomes involved with a rakish music hall star, Johnny Treble, it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last. The police come knocking - how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates? How will they explain their connections to Johnny Treble's sudden death? And how will Jane argue her innocence? It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear. 'Little Bones' conjures a tawdry, tantalising, troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies - richly evocative and full of curiosities. Two people act against their consciences simply to get by, and the choices we make are called into question. Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by them?" 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Mills, Lauren. FAIRY WINGS.
Boston Little Brown 1995 0316573973 / 9780316573979 3rd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Lauren Mills & Dennis Nolan. 
Unpaginated (approx. 30 pp), 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers, color illustrations throughout. "(E)ach fairy possessed a pair of shimmering wings - except Fia, the one fairy born without wings. Ridiculed by all but her animal friends, Fia spends her days inventing games of the earth rather than the sky. Only Kip, the fairy boy she unexpectedly meets, shows her any kindness, by inviting her to the May Dance. Fia is hesitant to attend, but Frog, Crow, and Rat persuade her to join the revels. To her astonishment, she is soon swept into the air for a spellbinding dance with Prince Hyacinth - only to be brought back to earth by the outraged cries of the Queen - followed by the horrible kidnapping of the fairies! (A) magical world filled with sprightly beings as well as a story rich in romance and adventure." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few faint scratches and light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR., Morton, Desmond.
7 Morton, Desmond. FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR.
UBC Press, Vancouver, 2004, first edition. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0774811080 B&w plates. "Aware that the recruiting effort might fail if men were forced to choose between their families and the front, the Canadian government and its wealthy backers introduced the Canadian Patriotic Fund, known in its day at 'the Patriotic'. Charged with support of soldiers' loved ones, the Patriotic and its volunteers set out to transform them into a middle-class model of frugality and self-denial. At the same time, the Militia Department took on the task of determining which dependants a soldier could or should support. Suddenly, the state and private philanthropists were managing family decisions that had never been their business before. 'Fight or Pay' brings to light the lives of thousands of valiant women whose sacrifices have been overlooked. It is an incisive, humane look at the beginning of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship. This is a compelling addition to the landscape of Canadian history." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
8 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Very small faint soiling mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, tiny dent on front panel, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, John Fraynd.
9 Turner, John Fraynd. DOUGLAS BADER: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1995 1853105465 / 9781853105463 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Based on extensive interviews which the author had with Douglas Bader during the last thirteen years of his life, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled in later life. After a flying accident in which he lost his legs, Douglas Bader was invalided out of the RAF. At the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to the RAF and returned to flying. He fought in the Battle of Britain and later in nearly one hundred offensive fighter patrols. Follow-ing a mid-air collision he was captured and became a prisoner-of-war and was imprisoned in Colditz. The story of his war-time activities, both in the air and as a POW , is told in some detail and makes fascinating reading. These activities helped him to achieve celebrity status and in later life much of his time was given to promoting causes for the disabled." Large gift inscription on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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