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"WESLEY, Mary" [SIEPMANN, Mary Aline, 1912-2002] : JUMPING THE QUEUE.

London : Macmillan London, (1983). First edition. Signed by the author (as Mary Wesley) on the title-page. Her scarce and startling first novel.
Post 8vo. [iv],(218),[ii]pp. Original blue boards, lettered on spine in silver; text a little tanned as always, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the original dust-jacket - incorporating an L. S. Lowry picture - fresh, clean and unworn.

£250

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“WESLEY, Mary” – [SIEPMANN, Mary Aline, 1912-2002] : THE CAMOMILE LAWN.

“WESLEY, Mary” – [SIEPMANN, Mary Aline, 1912-2002] : THE CAMOMILE LAWN.

London : Macmillan London, (1984). First edition. The family gathers in Cornwall on the eve of the World War II. Oliver, Calypso, Polly, Walter, cousin Sophy, Max and Monica the refugees, the twins, and the rest of a rich cast of characters in her best-loved novel. Adapted for television in 1992, directed by Peter Hall, and starring Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, Jennifer Ehle, Tara Fitzgerald, Virginia McKenna, Claire Bloom, and the young Rebecca Hall, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (298),[vi]pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; just a hint of shelfwear, but a very good copy in the pictorial dust-jacket (the 1930 Christopher Wood painting, Anemomes in a Cornish Window) – lightly sunned at spine, but also very good.

£100

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"WESLEY, Mary" [SIEPMANN, Mary Aline, 1912-2002] : THE VACILLATIONS OF POPPY CAREW.

London : Macmillan London, (1986). First edition. Leading on from a funeral with carriage, black-plumed horses, top-hatted attendants and mutes - her fourth novel.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [vi],262,[iv]pp. Original cream boards, lettered in metallic pink; just a touch bruised; text faintly tanned, as usual; a very good copy in the dust-jacket - just faintly sunned and slightly creased on inner flap.

£25

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"WESLEY, Mary" [SIEPMANN, Mary Aline, 1912-2002] : NOT THAT SORT OF GIRL.

London : Macmillan London, (1987). First edition. Signed by Mary Wesley on the title-page. Rose looks back on a lifetime of fidelity - faithful to two different men.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [vi],(280),[ii]pp. Original red boards, lettered in gilt; a touch bruised but a very good copy in the dust-jacket - sunned at spine, price-clipped, similarly lightly bruised, but otherwise also very good.

£25

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"WESLEY, Mary" [SIEPMANN, Mary Aline, 1912-2002] : A SENSIBLE LIFE.

London : Bantam Press, (1990). First edition. A story that commences in 1926 with a family holiday in Britanny - one of her best.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (364),[iv]pp. Original blue boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a very good, clean, bright and crisp copy in the Susan Moxley dust-jacket, also very good indeed.

£25

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"WESLEY, Mary" [SIEPMANN, Mary Aline, 1912-2002] : A DUBIOUS LEGACY.

London : Bantam Press, (1992). First edition. A midsummer dinner party on the farm.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (272)pp. Original green boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; text faintly tanned, as usual, but a very good copy in the Susan Moxley dust-jacket, also very good.

£20

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