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  • A Writer's Britain

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500514931
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: September 2009
    Nearly all British poets and novelists have had their roots in a particular region, described with varying degrees of love and intimacy. Some of them consciously identify themselves with this sense of place - Wordsworth with the Lakes, Hardy with Wessex, Crabbe with East Anglia. In others the association is more subtle. In this 'enormously evocative and rewarding anthology of the English genins loci' (In the words of Richard Holmes), Margaret Drabble, herself a star in the literary firmament, explores the part that this feeling for locality and landscape has played, often quite unobtrusively, and shows how pervasively it has fashioned some of the greatest works in the language.
  • Mansfield Park

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451531117
    • Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
    • Published: December 2008
    200th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Mansfield Park is named for the magnificent, idyllic estate that is home to the wealthy Bertram family and that serves as a powerful symbol of English tradition and stability. The novel’s heroine, Fanny Price?a ?poor relation” living with the Bertrams?is acutely conscious of her inferior status and yet she dares to love their son Edmund?from afar. With five marriageable young people on the premises, the peace at Mansfield cannot last. Courtships, entertainments, and intrigues throw the place into turmoil, and Fanny finds herself unwillingly competing with a dazzlingly witty and lovely rival. As Margaret Drabble points out in her incisive Introduction, the house becomes ?full of the energies of discord?sibling rivalry, greed, ambition, illicit sexual passion, and vanity,” and the novel grows ever more engrossing right up to Mansfield’s final scandal and the satisfying conclusion. Unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change, Mansfield Park was the first novel of Jane Austen’s maturity, and the first in which the author turned her unerring eye on the concerns of English society at a time of great upheaval. With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble and an Afterword by Julia Quinn
  • Northanger Abbey

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451530844
    • Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
    • Published: February 2008
    Catherine Morland's sentimental illusions about life and love crumble as she enters into adulthood and encounters the politics, pitfalls, and machinations of Bath society.
  • The Dark Flood Rises

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374134952
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2017
  • The Dark Flood Rises

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250160058
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2018
  • The Gates of Ivory

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140167191
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1993
    Liz Headleand receives a package from an old friend containing writing, drawings, and what appear to be finger bones, and soon she is on an adventure, determined to discover what her friend is trying to tell her. Reprint.
  • The Millstone

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156006194
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
    • Published: November 1998
    An independent young woman is faced with a difficult choice when she discovers that she is pregnant after her one and only sexual experience
  • The Needle's Eye

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1972
    8vo. 1st edition. Light bumping and rubbing to somewhat sunned extremities of boards and spine. Boards mildly bowed. Bump to lower forecorner of both boards, impacting textblock in kind. Leaves moderately toned throughout. Minor soiling to rear endpaper with mild transference to preceding leaf. Some rubbing and impressions to heavily edgeworn d.j. Several small surface scratches to panels. Creasing to d.j. extremities. Two small closed tears to head of d.j. spine with connected creasing. Mild toning, particularly to endflaps and verso.
  • The Needle's Eye

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394479668
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: June 1972
    Poverty fails to bring emotional satisfaction to a young heiress who gives away an immense fortune to marry the man she loves
  • The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547386096
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: September 2010
    The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws is an original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and many others relief from melancholy and depression. Alongside curious facts and discoveries about jigsaw puzzles?did you know that the 1929 stock market crash was followed by a boom in puzzle sales??Drabble introduces us to her beloved Auntie Phyl, and describes childhood visits to the house in Long Bennington on the Great North Road, their first trip to London together, the books they read, and the jigsaws they completed. She offers penetrating sketches of her parents, siblings, and children, and shares her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, on art and writing, and on aging and memory. And she does so with her customary intelligence, energy, and wit. This is a memoir like no other.
  • The Peppered Moth

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156007191
    • Publisher: Harcourt Inc.
    • Published: April 2002
    Bessie Bawtry earns a Cambridge scholarship in order to escape her small Yorkshire town. Ambitious and eager for a new life, she struggles to free herself from the family she left behind. Nearly a century later, her granddaughter, Faro, journeys to Yorkshire seeking answers to the same questions Bessie faced. Includes a Reading Group Guide. 369p. Pap.
  • The Plays of Margaret Drabble: A Critical Edition

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815636113
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
    • Published: January 2019
  • The Sea Lady

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156034265
    • Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: 2008
    Traveling separately to Ornemouth, England, a town by the North Sea where they had spent a summer together as children, Humphrey Clark and Ailsa Kelman reassess the course of their individual lives and decisions over the past thirty years of separation, reviewing the successes and failures of their public lives, as well as their secret history, in the process. Reprint.
  • The Witch of Exmoor

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156006040
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace
    • Published: October 1998
    Frieda, the peculiar matriarch of the Palmer family, makes her family wonder what escapade she will think of next and whether her foreign grandson will inherit all her money or if the sinister atmosphere of Exmoor has caused her to lose her mind
  • Witch of Exmoor

    By Margaret Drabble

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780151003631
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
    • Published: September 1997
    Novel about a contemporary English family whose comfortableand ordered lives are upended by chaotic events. 281p.

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