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SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : R IN THE MONTH.

SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : R IN THE MONTH.

London : Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), (1950). First edition. A richly camp and comic Miriam Birdseye mystery set in Brunton-on-Sea.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 224pp. Original red boards, lettered in black; a few slight spots, but a very good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket - a design in pink, green, yellow, blue, black and white - price-clipped and lightly sunned, but with just a few short repaired tears, a handful of tiny nicks and a very shallow chip.

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SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : NOT WANTED ON VOYAGE : AN ENTERTAINMENT.

SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : NOT WANTED ON VOYAGE : AN ENTERTAINMENT.

London : Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), (1951). First edition. Miriam Birdseye and Natasha DuVivien - pleasure cruise, heroin smuggling, and the usual camp and comic cast.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 208pp. Endpaper plans by Chadwick. Original blue cloth, blocked and lettered in silver; a hunt of sunning to tips; fore-edge unevenly splash-marked, but otherwise very good in the original dust-jacket - a Kenneth Farnhill design - much worn, torn and extensively repaired, with a missing letter from the spine neatly restored in manuscript.

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SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : OUT, DAMNED TOT : A NEW MYSTERY.

SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : OUT, DAMNED TOT : A NEW MYSTERY.

London : Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), (1952). First edition. Miriam Birdseye and Natasha DuVivien - writers and publishers on holiday - and murder.
Crown 8vo . 224pp. Endpaper plans by Peter Chadwick. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt; just a touch bruised; slight press crease to one leaf; a very good, crisp and sound copy in the original pink, blue, black and white dust-jacket - somewhat worn, torn, nicked, price-clipped and a little sunned.

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SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : THE KAT STRIKES.

SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : THE KAT STRIKES.

London : Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), (1955). First edition. The last of her crime novels - beautiful young woman sets out single-handed to smash the rackets which grip post-war London.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 216pp. Original black boards, ruled, blocked and lettered in yellow; a little bruised; some minor marking and spotting; slight tear to one leaf; small date stamp on rear endpaper, but a very good copy in the original black, white, yellow and red dust-jacket - just lightly rubbed and slightly nicked.

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SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : MY BOY MO.

SPAIN, Nancy (Nancy Brooker), 1917-1964 : MY BOY MO.

London : Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), (1959). First edition : in the primary binding of red-pink boards. Inscribed by Nancy Spain on the title-page "with much gratitude and admiration" to Dodie Smith (Doris Gladys Smith (1896-1990), author of "I Capture the Castle", "The Hundred and One Dalmatians", etc). Nancy Spain in the world of teenagers, coffee-bars, etc.
Post 8vo (21cm). (96)pp. Illustrations, some printed in red, by Pamela Kington. Pictorial endpapers. Original red-pink boards, blocked and lettered in yellow; a few very faint marks, but a very good bright and sound copy in the original Pamela Kington dust-jacket - a design in yellow, red, turquoise and white - just very lightly used and a touch darkened.

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