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THE VICARAGE CHILDREN
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster.
Stock no. 1319356
Published by Evans Brothers Limited. 1st 1961. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Based on the authors own experiences as the wife of a country vicar. Red boards. Gilt title to spine. Endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations. 189 pages. 8 x 5.25". Slight slightly bumped. Prize plate to front free-endpaper. Endpapers very slightly browned. Tiny brown mark to top of textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn, slightly browned to spine and a bit grubby.

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DANCER'S LUCK
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 2129653
Published by The Children's Book Club. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Pale yellow boards with black title to spine. B/w illustrations. Bumping along cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine with some scuffing; a few edge-tears and chips; some repaired to verso; a few small nicks/chips of loss.

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DANCER ON HOLIDAY
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 1208797
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A broken ankle gives Annette Dancy an unexpected holiday at home in the lovely old peel tower where he family lives. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis and a couple of colour and b/w plates. Spine very slightly bumped. Light brown stain to lower corners of pages else a near fine copy. Wrapper, price-cut by publisher, has light brown stain at front corners, a closed tear repaired on verso and is rubbed at edges.

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BORDER PEEL
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by A.H. Watson.
Stock no. 1405723
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st thus 1956. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

The 3rd Marjorie book. New Edition. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis & b/w illustrations. 205 pages. Spine bumped. Name and date to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Some foxing to page edges. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a few tears to spine. Rear panel is grubby.Spine browned. Couple of marks to front panel, more visible on verso.

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STOLEN HOLIDAY
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by A.H. Watson.
Stock no. 1405721
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st thus 1956. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

The story of how the children's holiday nearly ended in disaster - all Marjorie's fault of course! New Edition. Orange cloth, colour frontis, b/w illustrations. Spine a little bumped with a small dark mark at bottom. Name and date to front endpaper. Last couple of pages browned. Top corners of pages 55 - 62 are creased. Foxing to page edges. Dustwrapper is edge worn with tears to either side of spine. Spine and rear panel are grubby. Spine faded.

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SO GUY CAME TOO
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Joanna Curzon.
Stock no. 1315919
Published by Burke. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Orange boards, black title to spine. 189 pages. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper has been covered with an ex-libris label (which has name in ink on it). Foxing to textblock. Price-cut wrapper is slightly edge worn and a bit grubby to rear panel.

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DANCER IN DANGER
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 1404338
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, black title to spine. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Spine bumped and a little faded. Front joint beginning to crack. Some foxing mostly to page edges. Contents, otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is clipped just below the price. Edgeworn with creasing to the top of the front panel. Small tears to top and bottom of spine are repaired with clear tape on veros. Spine is browned. Light foxing to panels.

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STOLEN HOLIDAY
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
Stock no. 1404283
Published by A. & E. Publishers Ltd.. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Cream cloth, blue title to spine. Colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 198 pages. Spine is foxed. Corners a little rubbed. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is edgeworn and a little torn. Spine is browned and a little grubby. Rear panel is grubby.

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CASTLE IN NORTHUMBRIA
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
Stock no. 1404280
Published by Burke Publishing Company Ltd.. 1st 1953. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

One of the Marjorie series. Cream boards, brown title to spine. 228 pages. B/w text illustrations. Spine a little bumped and browned to top and bottom. Erased pencil writing to top of front pastedown. Top of text block dusty. Light foxing to endpapers and text block edge otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is edgworn with slight loss to top of spine. Some foxing to rear flap and fold. Spine and rear panel a little grubby.

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MORE ABOUT MANDY
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Ann Kent Robinson.
Stock no. 1404240
Published by Evans Brothers Limited. 1st 1963. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, gilt title to spine. Blue/white endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations. A second story about the King family. SIGNED by author to title page. A little bumping to spine and corners. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is a little edgeworn.

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DRESS REHEARSAL
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 1404224
Published by White Lion Publishers Limited. 1st thus 1975. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Nona Browning is physically handicapped. Brought up in an orphanage where she is given dancing lessons to strengthen her body she finds she has an aptitude for ballet but doesn't think she will ever be strong enough to make a career as a dancer. ISBN: 0856861154. Spine and corners a little bumped. A few foxspots mainly to page edges otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edgeworn. Spine is faded.

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DANCING PEEL
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 2116046
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Light brown cloth, gilt title to spine. A story about dancing, riding and people who were so different they thought they must detest each other... SIGNED by author 'Best Wishes' to title page. Spine is lightly bumped. Small splash mark to top of front cover. White name and address label of previous owner to front pastedown. Wrapper is price-cut with light edge-creasing. Nice copy of an early reprint with the added bonus of the authors signature!

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