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  • Blink by Andrea Badenoch 2001

    £10.00

    “It is 1962. The Beatles have released Love Me Do and John Glenn has orbited the Earth. But in this pit village in County Durham, everyone is looking back towards the traditions of the past…”  A First Edition by the Tyneside writer who died in 2004. Macmillan, 2001. 20.5cm by 13.5cm, 309 pages. Hardback in…

  • Corvus A Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson

    £3.00

    Granta, 2008. 20cm by 13cm, 337 pages. Illustrated by Helen Macdonald. The back cover describes this as a “beguiling blend of memoir and natural history…” Condition: Minimal shelf-wear and pages a little browned with ages. Appears unread.

  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton 1976

    £2.00

    Penguin Modern Classics. Penguin, 1976. 18cm by 11cm 239 pages. Condition: 3 cm closed tear to bottom edge of title page, pages uniformly browned with age and covers worn and creaed. A well-read copy.

  • Cultural Affairs in Boston by John Wieners

    £15.00

    Black Sparrow Press, 1988. First paperback edition. 23cm by 15cm, 204 pages. Subtitled Poetry & Prose 1956-1985, this collection of writer, actor, stage manager and gay activist Wieners’ work is edited by Raymond Foye with a Preface by Robert Creeley. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) with “Lancaster…

  • Dickens at Doughty Street by John Greaves 1975

    £8.00

    Elm Tree Books, 1975. First edition. Paperback 21.5cm by 14cm, 197 pages with black and white photos and a Foreword by Monica Dickens. The author was at the time of writing, Honorary Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship. This book details the time Charles Dickens and his wife Kate spent in 48 Doughty Street in Bloomsbury,…

  • Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1967. Penguin Classics. 18cm by 11cm 266 pages. Translated from German by Douglas Parmée. Condition: light edge-wear to covers, ink signature to inside of front cover, pages uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.  

  • Elaine of La Signe by Ursula Moray Williams First edition 1937

    £12.00

    Ursula Moray Williams was a Children’s author and this title is one of her earlier books. First edition, lacking dustwrapper, published by Harrap, 1937. 20cm x 14.5cm blue boards. 254 pages. Colour frontispiece and black and white drawings illustrated by the author. Condition: Lacks dustwrapper, there is foxing in the pages and page 33 is…

  • Full House by M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)

    £4.00

    Virago Press, 1988. Reprint. Virago Modern Classic Number 232. 20cm by 13cm 320 pages. Irish writer. Virago Modern Classics. Condition: page edges uniformly browned plus distinctive lush green cover edges a little worn with creasing towards spine on front cover. Very Good.

  • Granta 101, Spring 2008

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Jason Cowley and featuring Hilary Mantel, Annie Proulx, Douglas Coupland and more.21cm by 14.5cm 286 pages. Condition: Miniscule shelf-wear. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 53, Spring 1996

    £3.00

    A paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue’s theme is News and features Zoe Heller, Gordon Burn, Fintan O’Toole and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Crease down front cover and covers slightly yellowed with age. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask…

  • Granta 54, Summer 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Best of Young American Novelists and features Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Fae Myenne Ng, Mona Simpson and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 320 pages. Condition: A few pages to the rear of the book have creasing to the bottom corner plus…

  • Granta 56, Winter 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled: What Happened to Us? Britain’s Valedictory Realism and features John Banville on Anthony Blunt plus Hilary Mantel, Hanif Kureishi, Philip Hensher, Fintan O’Toole and more.21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: A Very Good clean copy. N.B. We have more copies of…

  • Granta 72, Winter 2000

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Richard Ford, Olga Tokarczuk, Nik Cohn, A.L. Kennedy and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Clean contents but crease the spine of front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 73, Spring 2001

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Necessary Journeys and features Ian McEwan on Dunkirk plus Decca Aitkenhead, Dayanita Singh, Isabel Hilton plus the untold story of how the FBI pursued James Baldwin. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: edge-wear to covers and page edges. N.B. We have more…

  • Granta 80 Winter 2002

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Group: Pictures from Previous Lives and features Geoff Dyer, Luke Harding, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear and slight curling to the front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in…

  • Granta 82, Summer 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Life’s Like That and features Simon Gray, Lynn Barber and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: some shelf-wear. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 84, Winter 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Over There How America Sees The World and features Edmund White, James Kelman, Paul Theroux, Studs Terkel, Gary Shteyngart and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear with a couple of Granta leaflets laid in. N.B. We have more copies…

  • Granta 89, Spring 2005 The Factory

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Isabel Hilton, Luc Sante, Tessa Hadley plus a rare interview with James Joyce. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: very clean and tight. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 94, Summer 2006

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. Travel writing special featuring John Burnside, Michel Faber, Tessa Hadley and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Clean contents but slight wear and creasing to covers. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Hermetic Definition by H.D.

    £8.00

    Carcanet Press, 1972. First paperback edition. Blue card wraps 20cm by 14cm, 117 pages. This previously unpublished poem is contemporary with her Trilogy. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: wraps slightly edge-worn and curled to edges, pages minimally browned and page edges a little…

  • Italian Journey by J.W. Goethe1990s

    £3.00

    Goethe’s Italian Journey 1786-1788 translated by W.H. Auden and Elizabeth Mayer. This Penguin reprint from the 1990s is undated. 20cm by 13cm 508 pages. Condition: pages uniformly browned with age and some wear and soiling to covers but a clean reading copy of a classic.

  • Lewis Carroll’s Ripon by Maurice Taylor

    £5.00

    Did you know Lewis Carroll  visited Ripon during sixteen of his creative years? This pamphlet “attempts to put that into context.” Printed by Ripon Cathedral, 2005. Reprint of 1998 first edition. 21cm by 14.5cm , 16 pages, illustrated throughout with mostly b&w photos and illustrations. Condition: Clean contents but some wear to spine and slight…

  • Master and Man and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy

    £3.00

    Penguin, undated. Penguin Classics first published in 1977 by Penguin, this looks like a 1980s or 1990s reprint. 20cm by 13cm 271 pages. Three stories plus useful Introduction by the translator of the text, Paul Foote. Condition: neat ink signature to inside of front cover, pages uniformly browned with age and some edge-wear to covers….

  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville 2002

    £4.00

    Wordsworth Classics edition, 2002. 20cm by 13cm 492 pages. Condition: pages look uniformaly browned a little with edge and there is minor shelf-wear but book appears unread

  • Outlaw of Gor by John Norman

    £4.00

    A Star Book. Tandem Publishing, 1979. Reprint. 18cm by 11cm, 254 pages. Volume two of the Chronicles of Counter-Earth. Condition: Covers edge-worn and pages uniformly browned with age.

  • Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo 1994

    £4.00

    Mexican novel written in 1955, describes a man’s search for his unknown father. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden with a Foreword by Susan Sontag. Paperback 20cm by 13cm, 122 pages Serpent’s Tail reprint from 1994. Condition: Page edges uniformly browned with age and slight edge-wear to covers. Very Good.

  • San Camilo, 1936 by Camilo José Cela

    £4.00

    Duke University Press, 1998. Third Printing in paperback. 23.5cm by 14.5cm 302 pages. Translated from Spanish by John H.R. Holt.  Cela was winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989. Condition: front cover slightly sunned towards spine, covers slightly soiled and edge-worn but contents clean. Appears unread.

  • Selected Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Penguin 1982

    £4.00

    20cm by 13cm 422 pages. The classic tales by the Brothers Grimm translated with an introduction and notes by David Luke plus Scots Translations by Gilbert McKay and Irish translations by Philip Schofield. Condition: Some soiling to the bottom edge of pages and pages uniformly browned with age but contents clean.

  • Seven for a Secret by Mary Webb

    £4.50

    Virago, 1982. First thus. Virago Modern Classics. First published by Hutchinson & Co in 1922. 20cm by 13cm 286 pages. Condition: Original Virago price sticker on rear and pages uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.

  • Strix magazine No. 3 Spring 2018

    £5.00

    Poetry and Short Fiction magazine edited by Ian Harker and Andrew Lambeth and printed in Leeds, 2018. 29.5cm by 15cm brown card wraps. Features Glyn Edwards, Tom Kelly, Jane Burn, Joe Williams, Jayne Shipley and more. Condition:  Minimal edge-wear to covers. Near Fine.

  • Strix magazine No. 5 Autumn 2018

    £5.00

    Poetry and Short Fiction magazine printed in Leeds, 2018. 29.5cm by 15cm brown card wraps. Features Jane Burn, Joe Williams, Ian Harker, Arji Manuelpillai and more. Condition: Covers slightly soiled and edge-worn.

  • Strix magazine No. 6 Winter/Spring 2019

    £5.00

    Poetry and Short Fiction magazine edited by SJ Bradley,  Ian Harker and Andrew Lambeth and printed in Leeds. 29.5cm by 15cm brown card wraps. Features Jane Burn, Joe Williams, Lydia Harris, Avril Joy and more. Condition:  Minimal edge-wear to covers. Near Fine.

  • Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

    £4.00

    Granta, 2011. First paperback edition. Nearly 20cm by 13cm, 331 pages. “An intoxicating brew of keen-edged satire, social prophecy, linguistic exuberance and emotional wallop” David Mitchell. Condition: an unread copy with shelf-wear to bottom edge.

  • The Carpathians by Janet Frame 1989

    £5.00

    First UK paperback by Pandora, 1989. Fantastic fiction by New Zealand’s Janet Frame. Almost 20cm by 13cm 196 pages. Condition: Page edges browned with age but book appears unread.

  • The Easter Party by Vita Sackville-West 1955

    £5.00

    First edition thus, Mermaid Books, 1955. 19cm by 12.5cm 189 pages in illustrated boards. Condition: front board a little bowed and some fading to the orange of the covers.

  • The Estate by Issac Bashevis Singer 1975

    £4.00

    Penguin 1975 18cm by 11cm 334 page paperback reprint. The Estate concludes Singer’s epic story which began with The Manor. Condition: Ink signature of previous owner on title page plus notes on rear of final page dated 17/3/1979 about literature.

  • The Europeans by Henry James

    £2.50

    New American Library, 1964. First printing. A Signet Classic. 18cm by 11cm, 192 pages. Afterword by American literary critic Richard Poirier. Condition: covers soiled and edge-worn with an old price inked on front cover. Page edges uniformly browned, with previous ownership signature and shop stamp from This and That of St Ronan’s Road, Monkseaton on…

  • The Good Companions by J.B. Priestley Penguin 1966

    £4.00

    A Penguin Modern Classic. First published by Heinemann in 1929, this is a 1966 reprint of the Penguin edition first published in 1962. 18cm by 11cm, 618 pages. Cover illustration by Paul Hogarth. Condition: in the top left hand corner of the front cover there is the eivience of a fight with one of those…

  • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

    £3.00

    Harper Perennial, 1992. US paperback reprint. 20cm by 13.5cm, 452 pages. Condition: Page edges uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.

  • The Man Who Was Loved by Kay MacCauley

    £3.00

    Telegram, London,  W2 5RH, 2006. First paperback edition. 20cm by 13cm illustrated wraps, 392 pages. Robert Plant is quoted on the covers: “A breathtaking debut.”  Condition: Shelf-worn with slight water damage to top edge of front cover and fly-leaf. Book appears unread.

  • The Penguin Book of American Short Stories edited by James Cochrane

    £3.00

    Penguin, [1970s]. Rear of title page lists being first published in Penguin in 1969 but this looks later edition. 18cm by 11cm, 422 pages. Includes Washington Irving, Henry James, Willa Cather, Hemingway, Capote, Updike and more. Condition: Covers a little creased and pages uniformly browned.

  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell

    £3.00

    Flamingo Modern Classic, [1997]. 19.5cm by 13cm paperback, colour illustrated wraps, 587 pages. This complete edition presents the work in almost its complete form. Tony Benn said of it: “A torch to pass from generation to generation.” Condition: Slight sunning to spine and light shelf-wear plus page edges uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.

  • The Swimming Pool Season by Rose Tremain 2003

    £3.00

    Vintage, 2003. First published by Hamish Hamilton in 1985. This 20cm by 13cm paperback has 274 pages. Condition: edge-wear to cover and pages and pages uniformly browned with age.

  • The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda

    £3.00

    Graywolf Press, [1990s]. Reprint paperback, 21.5cm by 13.5cm, 201 pages. Translated and with an introduction by David Rosenthal. Gabriel García Márquez is quoted on the cover: “The most beautiful novel published in Spain since the Civil War.” Condition: Covers a little faded and shelf-worn but book appears unread.

  • The Treasure Chest by Johann Peter Hebel

    £3.00

    Penguin, 1995. Penguin Classics translated with an introduction by John Hibberd. 19.5cm by 13cm 175 pages. Condition: pages uniformly browned with age and neat ink initials on inside of front cover. Appears unread.

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

    £3.00

    Faber, [1993]. Paperback reprint. 20cm by 12.5cm, 314 pages. Condition: Edge-wear to pages and covers plus pages uniformly browned. Appears unread with Dillons till receipt from April 1993 laid in.

  • The Vinland Sagas The Norse Discovery of America Penguin Classics 1968

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1968. 18cm by 11cm, 123 pages. Penguin Classics. Two medieval Icelandic sagas translated with an introduction by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Palsson. Condition: Covers bright but edge-worn and spine creased. Pages uniformly browned with age plus a neat, dated ink signature to fly-leaf.

  • The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox

    £3.00

    Vintage, 200. Reprint paperback. 20cm by 13cm, 241 pages. Described in a Times review as “fine, rich, satiny and unpredictable as the vintages that it describes…” Condition: some shelf wear and pages uniformly browned. Appears unread.

  • Ulysses by James Joyce

    £3.50

    Oxford University Press, 1993. 19.5cm by 13cm, 980 pages with Richard Hamilton illustrated front cover. The 1922 text. Edited with an Introduction by Jeri Johnson. Condition: Slight creasing and sunning to spine, pages uniformly browned with age.

  • Waggoners’ Walk by Barbara Clegg and Alan Downer

    £3.50

    British Broadcasting Corporation, 1975. First edition. Paperback 17.5cm by 11cm, 175 pages with 8 pages of black and white photos. Tie-in with the BBC Radio 2 series set in Hampstead which ran from 1969 to 1980. Condition: covers a little edge-worn, pages uniformly browned with age.