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NANCY CALLS THE TUNE
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by Margaret Horder.
Stock no. 1821809
Published by Girls Gone By. 1st thus 2006. Nearly fine condition.

Pictorial cardwraps. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 230 pages. ISBN: 1904417884. A very nice copy.

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THAT BOARDING-SCHOOL GIRL
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by R.H. Brock.
Stock no. 1318815
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1st 1925. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Pretty pictorial boards with wraparound picture by Sybil Tawse. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. 160 pages. 8.25 x 6.25". Spine and corners bumped. Spine has been stuck down with glue. Top of spine partly browned. There is a slight binding error of one page gathering being a couple of millimetres higher than the other pages, also glue has leaked at the first page of that gathering causing a tear in the two pages affected (54 & 55). Dustwrapper is grubby and edge worn and chipped, extensive tape repairs on verso of browned spine, loss at top and bottom. A few other tape repairs on verso.

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DIMSIE CARRIES ON
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by W. Bryce Hamilton.
Stock no. 2132694
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1942. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, brown illustrations and title to front and spine. Colour frontis. 254 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some darkening to spine. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins.

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THE SCHOOL IN THE WOODS
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by G.M. Anson.
Stock no. 1318321
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1st 1940. Good condition.

Cream cloth, blue title and vignette to spine and blue vignette to front cover. Colour frontis plate plus 5 b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers are discoloured. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper and name and address in green crayon below. Rear joint and one joint cracked. Some light foxing and fingering to contents.

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TOBY AT TIBBS CROSS
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by Margaret Horder.
Stock no. 1318096
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1944. Very good condition.

Cream cloth with green title to spine and vignette to front cover. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 192 pages. An exciting story with a background of farm life in wartime. Spine and corners bumped with a small nick to top of spine. A few light marks to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Pale foxing and some light page edge browning.

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THE SCHOOL IN THE WOODS
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by G.M. Anson.
Stock no. 1318081
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1st 1940. Good condition.

Cream cloth, blue title and vignette to spine and blue vignette to front cover. Colour frontis plate plus 5 b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Spine browned. Front free-endpaper has been removed. Light foxing to contents. A couple of hinges are cracked. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis.

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DIMSIE GOES BACK
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by Mary Strange Reeve.
Stock no. 1318078
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1st 1927. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Beige cloth with gilt titles and brown vignettes to spine and front cover. 277 pages. Colour frontis plus 4 b/w plates. Spine bumped. Erased pencil writing to front pastedown. Name in pencil to front free-endpaper. Foxspots to page margins and textblock. Scarce dustwrapper is grubby and worn with loss, large section of loss to lower front panel.

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CAPTAIN ANNE
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by M.D. Johnston.
Stock no. 2130763
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1st 1939. Good condition.

Brown cloth with dark titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Colour frontis + b/w illustrations. 288 pages. Covers are very faded; unevenly. Spotting to front cover. Partially erased inscription to front endpaper. Foxing and page browning.

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SALLY'S SUMMER TERM
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by Joan Thompson.
Stock no. 2130760
Published by Blackie. 1st 1961. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

On the day before term starts the ceiling falls down at Cherrytree. Where the girls to live? They move to the Hydro and meet Lennox Kirkland the new Senior whose father is trying to develop a new building site. What with that and helping to unravel the mystery of the dying fir trees Sally is kept very busy. Red boards, black title to spine. B/w illustrations. 224 pages. Marks and mottling to covers. Foxing and browning to outer page edges. Wrapper has tape marks to flaps; couple of closed tears to top edge of front panel.

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MRS STRANG'S ANNUAL FOR GIRLS
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; Winifred Darch; Dorita Fairlie Bruce; et al. Illustrated by C.E. Brock; Florence Harrison; Mary Strange Reeve; et al..
Stock no. 2130302
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1926. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Large format. Brown cloth spine. Pictorial front and spine, front shows girl feeding doves. Includes "Captain Betsy" by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. 6 colour plates. 160 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. A few margin marks. Wrapper has tears and chips; minimal loss, also faded to spine.

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NANCY RETURNS TO ST. BRIDE'S
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by M.D. Johnston.
Stock no. 1317709
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1946. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth covers, blue title to spine. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. 288 pages Spine and corners bumped. Fading to cover edges and foxing to spine. Remains of a prize-plate to front free-endpaper. Heavy foxing to contents. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby, tears to spine and some loss to spine and edges.

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THE SERENDIPITY SHOP
Written by Dorita Fairlie Bruce. Illustrated by Margaret Horder.
Stock no. 2129403
Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1st 1947. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth, red title to spine and vignette to front cover. 205 pages. B/w illustrations. Top edge red. Top and tail of spine are faded; some browning to cover edges. Bumping to corners. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is torn and chipped; with loss to top and tail of spine and surrounding areas; sticky tape repairs; some to verso, but some visible to edges of wrapper.

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