Books For Sale - August 2014
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Joan Aiken Bridle The Wind Cape 1983 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine, one signature slightly misbound and page edges lightly differentially browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Pat Marriott. With Publisher's Review Slip. £15.00 ''... Felix Brooke is ship-wrecked in a January gale in the Bay of Biscay. He is harboured by the monks in the island monastery of St Just de Seignanx but not before he has seen a haunting vision in the nearby woods which will remain a mystery to him until one extraordinary afternoon months later... '' Scarce.
Joan Aiken Cold Shoulder Road Cape 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... continues the story of the Twite family, which began in Black Hearts in Battersea, Dido and Pa and Is. Joan Aiken spins a web of historical fantasy that readers everywhere will find irresistible.''
Joan Aiken Dido and Pa Cape 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top tip of the front fold With Publisher's Review Slip £7.50 ''Dido Twite, Home from sea, and having just saved St. Paul's Cathedral from a plot to put it on roller-skates, is on the point of a happy reunion with her friend Simon... urgently needed in Wapping... King Richard's friends ... accidentally drowning... or being crushed... the wolves of Blackheath... the rats of Wapping... ''
Joan Aiken Limbo Lodge Cape 1999 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned and foxed else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Dido Twite aboard the Thrush and trying to return to England after her adventures... is frustrated once again. Orders are sent to the Captain to find and bring home Lord Herodsfoot, on a quest for rare games to cheer up the English King. His Lordship is said to be on the Pacific island of Aratu 'Island of the Pearl Snakes'... ''
Joan Aiken Midwinter Nightingale Cape 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly marked on the inside (no show-through). £4.00 ''... Dido is witness to some macabre murders... Simon is hampered not only by the mischievous Jorinda, but also by a flock of sheep, Russian bears and the United Real Saxon Army, who choose to levitate rather than fight. Who will succeed to the throne of England?... ''
Joan Aiken The Teeth of the Gale Cape 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and a few page corners creased else Fine book in like, price-clipped, overstickered, Dust Jacket (as usual). £10.00 ''...it is 'a matter of life and death', and for Felix the rescue mission offers a chance to see his beloved Juana again...''
Joan Aiken The Witch Of Clatteringshaws Cape 2005 First Edition Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Malise, Witch Of Clatteringshaws, writing to her cousin Father Sam, Archbishop of Canterbury, is not happy... She is not the only one... Simon Battersea, now on the throne of England... lives... in... St. James's Palace, where a dangerous faction of courtiers plans to get rid of his loyal friend, Dido... '' The final volume in the Wolves Of Willoughby Chase series
Mabel Esther Allan A Dream of Hunger Moss Severn House 1985 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket? Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, a few page corner tips creased and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £4.00 ''Alice had grown up on her Mother's stories of... Guelder Rose Farm. Alice too loved the Moss - a kind of damp and boggy moor... where her Mother and Rueben used to meet... Rueben... had just disappeared... never seen nor heard from... again. When Alice met a strange boy... she thought she was seeing a ghost... ''
Mabel Esther Allan The Flash Children Hodder 1983 Second Impression - Issued Without Dust Jacket? Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly marked else Fine book in liaminated boards - as issued Signed by the Author on the front free end paper. £4.00 ''The Briggs children were utterly dismayed when they saw their new house. It was modern and ugly, quite different from their beautiful house in Shropshire... Nit by bit they learneed about their new surroundings, and found thety could help Brian, handicapped by poor sight... '' Illustrated by Gavin Rowe
David Almond Clay Hodder 2005 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''There's a stranger in town - Stephen Rose. He's got waxy skin, haunting eyes, a sickly smell. No parents. No friends. He's come to live with Crazy Mary. There are so many tales and rumours about him. One thing's certain: there's magic in the weird creatures he makes with clay... ''
David Almond Heaven Eyes Hodder 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''It's easy. Running away from Whitegates. Erin and her running-away friend January do it all the time. But this time they're going down river. This time they might never come back. This time they're looking for a tiny corner of paradise. How could they imagine that what they'd find there would be Heaven Eyes... This girl who should have drowned at sea... ''
David Almond Heaven Eyes Hodder 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''It's easy. Running away from Whitegates. Erin and her running-away friend January do it all the time. But this time they're going down river. This time they might never come back. This time they're looking for a tiny corner of paradise. How could they imagine that what they'd find there would be Heaven Eyes... This girl who should have drowned at sea... ''
David Almond Jackdaw Summer Hodder 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''A long hot summer A wild boy An abandoned baby An act of violence On the day that Liam follows the jackdaw, his life changes forever.;.. a summer of questions... when friendships are tested... when lines between good and bad are blurred. A summer that Liam will never forget... ''
David Almond Kit's Wilderness Hodder 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''In Stonygate there was a wilderness, an empty space between the houses and the river where the ancient coal pit had once been. In the wilderness Kit met Askew, with his wild dog, Jax. Askew - who ran the game called Death. the wilderness where Kit begins to confront death - and life... ''
David Almond The Savage Walker 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the pre-lim Page. Illustrated by Dave McKean £10.00 ''... Blue Baker is writing a story - not all that stuff about wizards and fairies and happily ever after - a real story, about blood and guts and adventures, because that's what life's really like. At least it is for Blue, since his dad died and Hopper... started knocking him and the other kids about. But Blue's story has a life of its own... ''
M. T. Anderson (Also as Matthew T. Anderson) The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources Volume 1 The Pox Party Candlewick Press 2006 First Edition First Printing (Winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, NY Times Notable Book & Horn Book award winner) Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a mysterious group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother - a princess in exile from a faraway land - are the only people in their household assigned names... ''
Allen Andrews The Pig Plantagenet Hutchinson 1980 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Michael Foreman £7.50 ''When the feudal lords of Poitou decide... to rid the nearby forest of wild animals, it is Plantagenet... who warns his cousin, the wild boar Grondin... and plays a key role in the wild animals' escape plan... leading up to the great pitched battle...''
Tom Angleberger The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Amulet 2010 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine Book in laminated boards - as issued £5.00 ''... a sixth-grade oddball. Dwight does a lot of weird things... but one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. And that's when things get mysterious. Origami Yoda can predict the future and suggest the best way to deal with a tricky situation... '' With instructions for folding your own Yoda!
Anonymous 2000 A. D. Annual 1979 IPC Magazines 1978 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, touch of wear to the extremities, page edges browned, top page edges a little marked and a few page corners creased - Very Good book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 The Biggest Game of All!; 12 Lunours past Zero; Mach One; Personality Data Bank; Final Vision; Food!; Jules Verne; Phantom Patrol; 10 Seconds to Doomsday; ''We have a problem!''; Personality Data Bank; Doctor Sin; Magician or Time Traveller?; Dan Dare, Judge Dredd and many others
Anonymous 2000 A. D. Annual 1982 IPC Magazines 1981 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Front top corner bruised, hinges splitting, page edges browned and top page edges a little marked - Very Good book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 Tharg Ahoy; Secrets of the Command Module; Blackhawk; The Pirate and the Polydroid; Fact Feature - 'TV' Games; Ro-Busters; Mach One; Tharg's Mighty Puzzle Pages; Dash decent Special FX; 2000 A. D.'s Fantastic Readers; Mach One; Judge Dredd and much more...
Anonymous 2000 A. D. Annual 1986 Light Years Ahead IPC Magazines 1985 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine, touch of wear to the extremities - Near Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £4.00 Ace Trucking Co; Shako Book I; Judge Dredd; Rogue Trooper Quiz; Design a Dredd Costume; Diary of a Mad Citizen; Shako Book II; Countdown to the Apocalypse War; The Apocalypse War; The Milton Keynes Muties!; Strontium Dog; Shako Book III; Judge Death Versus The Mekong! and Rogue Trooper
Victor II Appleton Tom Swift And His Aquatomic Tracker Collins 1969 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slight spine lean, a hint of wear, gift inscription on front fixed end paper and page edges browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £3.00 ''Tom Swift and his pal Bud Barclay embark on one of the greatest scientific adventures of the century - a daring underwater crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, equipped only with Tom's electronic hydrolung suits!... ''
Louise Arnold The Invisible Friend Hodder 2005 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''Grey Arthur is a ghost. Not a chain-rattling, dramatic-wailing type of ghost. He's a hazy, grey and not very ghost-like at all... Tom is a very normal boy... But somehow people at school don't seen to think that... People call him weird... Grey Arthur... decides he's going to be Tom's official Invisible Friend and help him solve his problems.''
Alicia Aspinwall The Echo-Maid and other stories Shaw (1898/9) First Edition in the UK First Printing Bumped at top & additionally a little worn at base of spine, corners bumped (& lower tips worn), inlaid cloth covers a little stained, a few pages loosened & page edges & frontispiece tissue-guard lightly browned & some slightly marked - Good Book Frontispiece, title page and 7 full page b/w illustrations by F.C. Gordon £10.00 Four stories: The Echo-Maid; In the Land of the Wee-Uns; The Big Light on Burning Mountain and A Leap-Year Boy - some appear fantastical - believed to be four British folk tales re-told...
Avi The Christmas Rat Atheneum 2000 Third Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''''He is one weird Christmas visitor - his hair and moustache an unearthly white-blond, his voice a gruff rumble. he fills the apartment doorway. From two metal cases he produces what a boy would expect from an exterminator: Toxic roach powders and poisonous frog bombs. But a crossbow?... ''
Tom Baker The Boy Who Kicked Pigs Faber 1999 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Page edges a little browned and covers slightly rubbed else Fine book in laminated boards Illustrated by David Roberts £5.00 ''Robert Caligari is a thoroughly evil thirteen-year-old who gets his kicks from kicking pigs. After a humiliating episode with a bacon butty, Robert realises just how much he loathes the human race - and his revenge is truly terrible... '' By the ex. Dr. Who actor
Brian N. Ball The Starbuggy A Space Adventure Heinemann 1983 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with light paperclip dent at top edge of front panel. Illustrated by Ian Newsham £7.50 ''... Liam's heading for outer space on the Lambretta, with Grokk, his six-tentacled friend, perched on the back. Grokk must find the starbuggy before the Space Lords... catch up with him... Victor, the super chimp with the banana machine, can help... Will Liam, Grokk and Victor escape the Star Lords?... ''
Blue Balliett Chasing Vermeer Chicken House 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing Plain matt black covers slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof Illustrated by Brett Helquist £5.00 ''I love mysteries - and especially when it's the adults who are bemused, befuddled... and finally outwitted! Blue Balliett sets you a cracker - with wonderful villains and an intriguing puzzle solving solution. Are you smart enough?... ''
Lynne Reid Banks The Key to the Indian Collins 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Omri's dad has found Omri's greatest secret... the magic cupboard that turns plastic toy figures into real live little people from the past; and the key made by his 'wicked' great-great aunt, that can transform certain containers into time-machines and take present-day people back into the past... Omri and his father... go back two hundred years to the time of Little Bull... ''
Stephen Baxter The Web Dolphin 1997-8 All Are First Edition First Printing (Paper) (Six Volumes) Covers slightly rubbed else Fine copies Gulliverzone, Spiderbite & Lightstorm signed by Stephen Baxter, Graham Joyce & Peter Hamilton respectively, on the title pages £15.00 The first six in The Web series: Gulliverzone by Stephen Baxter; Dreamcastle by Stephen Bowkett; Untouchable by Eric Brown; Spiderbite by Graham Joyce; Lightstorm by Peter F. Hamilton and Sorceress by Maggie Furey. Adventures in the year 2027 in and around The Web!
Sarah Baylis The Tomb of Reeds Julia MacRae 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few corners folded else Fine book in torn and slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''An old golden crown, intricately patterned with spirals and symbols, is found on the riverbank. When Bridey puts on the crown she feels somehow transformed... Could the crown have belonged to Brigit, goddess and warrior queen of the past... why should Bridey feel a sudden affinity... ''
BB The Wizard of Boland Kaye & Ward 1977 Bruised at top and base of spine and boards slightly bowed else Fine book in slightly creased and browned Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford £35.00 ''... the Forest of Boland and the creatures who live there - scheming gnomes, black cats, dragons, cowzies, and, most exciting of all, the Wizard. In the valley nearby... a little goosegirl called Helda... upsets the Wizard and he, irritated, decides to cast a spell... ''
Nina Beachcroft A Spell Of Sleep Heinemann 1976 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn, price-clipped, Dust Jacket, overprinted £2.90 net. £5.00 ''There is something distinctly odd about the Baxters, the middle-aged couple who move into the other half of the semi-detached house where the Turner family live... Peter... has seen them before... is haunted by dreams of some half-remembered time... the dreams begin to fit together and in some strange way take over from reality... ''
Elisabeth Beresford Bungo Knows Best Benn 1976 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine 172 x 146mm booklet with laminated boards - as issued Illustrated in colour by Margaret Gordon £5.00 An original Little Womble Book - illustrations based on original film puppets designed by Ivor Wood
Elisabeth Beresford Orinoco Runs Away Benn 1975 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Boards very lightly browned else Fine 172 x 146mm booklet with laminated boards - as issued Illustrated in colour by Margaret Gordon £5.00 An original Little Womble Book - illustrations based on original film puppets designed by Ivor Wood
Elisabeth Beresford The MacWomble's Pipe Band Benn 1976 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine 172 x 146mm booklet with laminated boards - as issued Illustrated in colour by Margaret Gordon £5.00 An original Little Womble Book - illustrations based on original film puppets designed by Ivor Wood
Elisabeth Beresford Tobermory's Big Surprise Benn 1976 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Board upper corner tips bruised else Fine 172 x 146mm booklet with laminated boards - as issued Illustrated in colour by Margaret Gordon £5.00 An original Little Womble Book - illustrations based on original film puppets designed by Ivor Wood
Elisabeth Beresford Tomsk and the Tired Tree Benn 1975 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Boards very lightly browned else Fine 172 x 146mm booklet with laminated boards - as issued Illustrated in colour by Margaret Gordon £4.00 An original Little Womble Book - illustrations based on original film puppets designed by Ivor Wood
Elisabeth Beresford Wellington and the Blue Balloon Benn 1975 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Boards very lightly browned else Fine 172 x 146mm booklet with laminated boards - as issued Illustrated in colour by Margaret Gordon £5.00 An original Little Womble Book - illustrations based on original film puppets designed by Ivor Wood
Luc Besson Arthur and the Minimoys Faber 2005 First Edition First Printing Corners and edges slightly rubbed, light crease to rear cover, one corner creased and lower page edges marked - Very Good Uncorrected Proof Translated by Ellen Sowchek £5.00 ''... Minimoys... are less than an inch tall... Arthur has three days to discover the Minimoys, recover stolen treasure, fight a force of mosquito-riding warriors, defeat an evil wizard and return to save the family home All the more difficult if you've been shrunk to the size of a Minimoy... '' Published 2 months before the US Hardback edition
Malorie Blackman (Oneta Malorie Blackman) Cloud Busting Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed, and page edges a little marked and bumped - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £4.00 ''... Davey is the new boy - he has holes in his jumper and strange ideas in his head. Sam can't stand him; he thinks Davey's a first-class, grade A, top-of-the-dung-heap moron. But when the two boys are thrown together, Sam finds that Davey's eccentric way of looking at the world makes life a lot more exciting, until... '' Told in verse
Malorie Blackman (Oneta Malorie Blackman) Hacker Doubleday 1992 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top corners and page edges marked and lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 ''When Vicky s father is arrested, accused of stealing over a million pounds from the bank where he works, she is determined to prove his innocence. But how, when all the evidence is hidden in computer files?... if there is one school subject she is really good at, it is computing... can she find the answers before the real thief finds her?''
Anne-Laure Bondoux The Princess and the Captain Bloomsbury 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Translated from the French by Anthea Bell £4.00 ''Malva is the Princess of Galnicia... On the eve of her wedding, she escapes from the place and sets sail for Lombardaine... a huge storm leaves her shipwrecked... Orpheus McBott is disappointed by life... Galnicia needs him to sail on a mission to find the Princess... an epic tale full of drama, magic and excitement... ''
Stephen Bowkett Dreamtime Dolphin 2000 All Are First Edition First Printing (Paper) (Four Volumes) Fine Copies Appropriate volumes signed by Christopher Evans & Colin Greenland on the Title Pages £10.00 Stephen Bowkett’s Dreamcatcher; Christopher Evans’ Ice Tower; Jenny Jones’ Shadowsong and Colin Greenland’s Spritfeather - Linked tetralogy of YA novels - ''In the world of dreamtime anything can happen... Be careful what you wish fo... ''
Stephen Bowkett The Web Dreamcastle Orion 1997 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Corners bruised else Fine book in laminated boards £10.00 ''The year: 2027. The place: everywhere. DREAMCASTLE, the meanest, the most venomous, of all the countless thousands of virtual reality gamezones in the Web. It's the ultimate test. A vast maze of tunnels and rooms, haunted by firedrakes and stormdragons and at its very centre, the Dark Lord... ''
Herbie Brennan Faerie Wars Bloomsbury 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and small surface tear to front gutter else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with matching tear through jacket. £5.00 ''When a rebel prince comes into conflict with some demons and a group of unscrupulous faeries of the night, things get very exciting. On top of this, court intrigue and a cunning plot to kill an Emperor send the faerie realm to the brink of chaos... ''
Herbie Brennan The Purple Emperor Bloomsbury 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with top edge slightly rubbed and two tiny scrapes on rear fold £5.00 ''Even a Faerie Prince must follow in his father's footsteps. But what happens if your father comes back from the grave?... the Purple Emperor has become an ally of the Faeries of the Night... Madness is unleashed and the old order is seriously under threat... Henry arrives from the human realm to help... '' Sequel to Faerie Wars.
Herbie Brennan The Purple Emperor Bloomsbury 2004 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed, faint cover crease, faint mark to page edges - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''Even a Faerie Prince must follow in his father's footsteps. But what happens if your father comes back from the grave?... the Purple Emperor has become an ally of the Faeries of the Night... Madness is unleashed and the old order is seriously under threat... Henry arrives from the human realm to help... '' Sequel to Faerie Wars.
Edwy Searles Brooks Expelled! Howard Baker/Greyfriars Library 1972 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and old price in pencil on front free end paper else Fine book in slightly faded, rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The Remove versus the Fourth of St Frank's... starts as a series of practical jokes but the 'jokes' become vicious and violent... Walter Church of the Remove is threatened by ruthless enemies... the school is told that 'Church' has died and he is smuggled away... '' Originally published as 8 booklets in 1927.
Eric Brown The Web Untouchable Orion 1997 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... Life might be easier for most people in 2027 but for Ana Devi, whose only home is the streets of New Delhi, it's a battle for survival. She's certainly never dreamed of visiting the bright virtual worlds of the Web.. But the Web holds the secret to what has happened to her brother and to dozens of other New Delhi street children... ''
Francis Bryant Jim Hawkins and the Curse of Treasure Island Orion 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Peter Bailey £5.00 ''... Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy who narrated the story, returned to live in the English countryside... one day, ten years after his return, a beautiful stranger and her young son come looking for Jim Hawkins, and he is lead back to the south seas, to even greater danger than before... ''
Melvin Burgess The Baby and Fly Pie Anderson Press 1993 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Faint marking to page edges else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 '''We are the Rubbish kids, losers and orphans. Every day we go to the Tip to sort rubbish for Mother Shelly.' But one day everything changes for Fly Pie and Sham when they find a baby on the Tip - a baby worth 17 million pounds... ''
Melvin Burgess The Earth Giant Anderson Press 1995 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and edge of rear panel and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Ken Brown £7.50 '''As a great storm rages round their house, Amy and Peter hear a terrible noise like a dying giant. Amy knows that the sound is an ancient oak tree half a mile away being ripped from the ground. Trapped among its roots is a secret that is for her alone... ''
Trudi Canavan The Magicians' Guild Atom 2005 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, charity stamp on front free end paper and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Signed Author's Bookplate loosely inserted £15.00 ''Each year the magicians of Imardin gather to purge the city streets of beggars, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But... an untrained magician s loose... She must be found, and quickly... '' Followed by The Novice and The High Lord.
Angela Carter Sea-Cat And Dragon King Bloomsbury 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear to the lower tip of the front fold. Illustrated by Eva Tatcheva £5.00 ''It is a little-known fact that Sea-Cat lives at the bottom of the sea with his mother, who makes him beautiful jewel-encrusted clothes. Dragon King also lives at the bottom of the sea. He is Lord of the Ocean but terribly ashamed of his ugliness... ''
Hugh B. Cave Uncharted Voyage Collins 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The summer Vinnie Blake turns eleven, his father escapes from prison... Vinnie is overjoyed to see his father and gladly sneaks out at night, taking food to his hideout on a deserted schooner. But keeping the secret from his mother isn't easy. And the strain increases when Vinnie and his father decide to do up the ship and sail away with her... ''
Philip Caveney Sebastian Darke Prince of Fools Bodley Head 2007 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof £4.00 ''Sebastian Darke has the world on his narrow shoulders. The son of a human father and an elvish mother, he is desperately trying to become the family breadwinner as a jester and self-styled 'Prince of Fools'. Trouble is, Sebastian can't tell a joke... ''
Henry Chancellor The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn The Hidden World Oxford University Press 2009 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 ''It's the start of the summer holidays, and Tom is back at the Scatterhorn Museum... Pearl Smoot... needs Tom's help. Urgently. There is evil afoot in the shape of Tom's old enemy, Don Gervase Askary. he has captured Pearl's father and brother... Tom's parents too... ''
Joy Chant (Eileen Joyce Rutter) Red Moon And Black Mountain The End of the House of Kendreth Allen & Unwin 1970 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, small bump at top edge of front board and corners and some lower page edge corners bruised, red top page edge stain faded and page edges and end papers lightly browned - Very Good book in edge-worn Dust Jacket with a couple of short tears £10.00 ''Kendrinh, the Starlit Land is threatened by the Powers of Darkness; for Fendarl, fallen Enchanter of the Star Magic and banished Lord of Black Mountain, has in his long exile grown strong enough to challenge the rule of Kiron and the Starborn... nowhere in the whole land is there a champion who can stand against him... '' Scarce.
Joy Chant (Eileen Joyce Rutter) The Grey Mane Of Morning Allen & Unwin 1977 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly browned else Near Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with spine panel slightly faded. £7.50 ''... This is the oldest of the stories of the land of Vandarei and deals with a time long before the Harani came to the Starlit land. It is not told here as the poets of a later age told it but as it happened. It tells of the beginning of Vandarei's history: of the rousing of the Gentle People: and of the first of the heroes.''
Cinda Williams Chima The Exiled Queen HarperVoyager 2011 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south... hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family... Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery... '' The Seven Realms Trilogy - Book Two
Joan Clarke Take Your Time Cape 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''To his family and schoolmates there is nothing out of the ordinary about Johnnie Wilde; but his teacher, the mysterious Mr Zak, knows that Johnnie is very special indeed... a Natural Bridge Builder, who can dip in and out of time- is only born once in a couple of hundred years, and Mr Zak has need of him for personal ends... ''
Steve Cockayne The Good People Atom 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, lightly marked, Dust Jacket with a 20mm tear at the base of the front panel. £4.00 ''Deep in the English countryside, Kenneth Storey and his older brother have discovered the land of Arboria - a kingdom of adventure waiting for them... the world outside plunges deeper into global conflict... the Arborians wage their own war against the Barbarians... For Kenneth, Arboria is more important than the real world... ''
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl Puffin 2001 First Edition First Printing (Note: 'Viking' on spine & ISBN 0-141-31212-2 on Copyright Page) A couple of small, light wrinkles in the spine panel, top front corner slightly rubbed and page edges a little browned else Fine Uncorrected Proof with decorated card covers - as issued Signed by the Author on the pre-lim Page £80.00 ''Twelve year old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom, once he's cracked the fairy code and exposed the secrets... But leprechaun technology is more advanced than Artemis anticipates... '' Supplied with the 'Crack the Code' competition slip.
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl Viking 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy... These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and dangerous... ''
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl And The Last Guardian Puffin 2012 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in bruised Dust Jacket, with a touch of erosion at base of front fold. £7.50 ''... Opal Koboi... has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis's little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual... Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong.... '' Eighth and last book in the series.
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl And The Lost Colony Puffin 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, small bump on lower edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly bumped at base of front fold. £10.00 ''... When Artemis discovers that there is a fairy civilisation below ground, he sees it as a golden opportunity. Now there is a whole new species to exploit with his ingenious schemes. But Artemis doesn't know as much as he thinks about the fairy People... '' Apparently one of the scarcest of the series.
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl The Arctic Incident Puffin 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Someone has been supplying Class A illegal human power sources to the goblins. Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit is sure that the person responsible is her arch-enemy, thirteen-year-old Artemis Fowl... Artemis has his own problems... his father is being held to ransom and only a miracle will save him... ''
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code Puffin 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and rubbed else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Artemis Fowl has constructed a super-computer from stolen fairy technology. In the wrong hands it could be fatal for humans and fairies alike... no need to worry, Artemis... just going to show it to a ruthless American businessman with Mafia connections... ''
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception Puffin 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed and creased, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The fairy People have wiped all knowledge of their world from the brain of the only human they're scared of: criminal genius Artemis Fowl. But now the evil pixie Opal Koboi is back on the scent and the People need Artemis - and fast. ''
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception Puffin 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Lower page edges lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £15.00 ''The fairy People have wiped all knowledge of their world from the brain of the only human they're scared of: criminal genius Artemis Fowl. But now the evil pixie Opal Koboi is back on the scent and the People need Artemis - and fast. ''
Eoin Colfer Half Moon Investigations Puffin 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''Meet Fletcher Moon. Half-pint schoolboy and fully qualified private investigator. Since graduating online, he has solved all sorts of minor mysteries at school and at home. It was only a matter of time before things got serious... ''
Eoin Colfer The Legend of Spud Murphy Puffin 2004 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''Spud Murphy keeps order in her library with a myriad of tricks and rumours of a gas-powered spud gun. Will brothers Marty and Will be bored senseless by summer-holiday afternoons in the library where a titter could get you spudded? Or will they discover a new interest... ''
John Connolly The Book Of Lost Things Hodder & Stoughton 2006 First Edition First Printing (Limited to 1500 copies) Front corners lightly rubbed - else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend... bad things start to happen... the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book Of Lost Things.''
D. M. Cornish Monster Blood Tattoo Book One: Foundling David Fickling 2007 First Edition Thus First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine, back panel with a couple of rubs and a small, light scratch else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrations by the Author £5.00 ''The vast lands of the Half-Continent bear the scars of centuries of conflict between monsters and men. Only the hardiest of souls now travel the inland ways: merchants, imperial messengers and - bravest of all - the monster hunters... Not that Rossamund Bookchild should worry... '' With 100 page Explicarium - an illustrated guide to the Half-Continent...
Kevin Crossley-Holland Arthur At The Crossing-Places Orion 2001 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''It is 1200 and young Arthur de Caldicot is all set to accompany Lord Stephen de Holt on the fourth crusade... There is a murder. There is a girl... The exciting and bewildering events in Arthur's own life are reflected in his magical seeing stone, where he sees and steps into stories revolving around his namesake, the young King Arthur... '' Second in the Arthur trilogy.
Chris Curley The Doorkeepers Oxford University Press 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... What Robbie doesn't know is that there's already an adventure hiding in their house. Pocket, the fairy, demands their help... then all sorts of strange things begin to happen... their wishes come true - but never in the way they mean! And adults soon get very suspicious... ''
Jane Louise Curry The Birdstones Kestrel 1978 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Soon after school opened in Apple Lock that autumn a series of inexplicable and seemingly unrelated happenings plunged Mike... and his friends into a mysterious adventure that had its beginnings sixteen hundred years before on a small island in the Ohio River...''
Anna Dale Whispering to Witches Bloomsbury 2004 First Edition First Printing Bumped at top of spine and covers slightly worn - Very Good Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''... Joe is travelling to stay with his mother and stepfather for Christmas... Before the journey is over he finds himself part of a dramatic conspiracy surrounding an ancient book of magic, and embroiled in a world of witches, spells and cunning plots... ''
Annie Dalton Night Maze Methuen 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine, lower edge of rear board water-marked, & a few faint glue (?) marks on boards, narrow split in gutter between front end papers & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''... Gerard Noone has spent most of his childhood in a succession of foster-families and children's homes. But suddenly, just after his fourteenth birthday, he receives a summons from his dead mother's wealthy family.. the curse that overshadows all the Noones... Using the ancient riddle and the secret of the forbidden Night Maze... to lift the curse... ''
Annie Dalton Out of the Ordinary Methuen 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & top page edges slightly bumped & browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 '''Ordinary is written all over me,' thinks Molly Gurney, 'and probably all through me too, like seaside rock!'... Inexplicably, her hastily scribbled advert for a holiday job ('Quests undertaken, lost things found, enchantments broken... ') is transfigured into Words of Power that reach beyond the Gurney's shabby kitchen to touch another world - and change Molly's for ever... ''
MaryJanice Davidson (MaryJanice Davidson Alongi) Undead and Unappreciated Berkley 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Most women would love to live as royalty, but Betsy has found that being a vampire queen has more problems than perks, except for always being awake for Midnight Madness sales... her wicked stepmother... lets it slip that Betsy has a long-lost half sister... the devil's daughter... destined to rule the world... '' Book 3 in the series
MaryJanice Davidson Undead and Unreturnable Berkley 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower rear corner tip, slight spine lean and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... I had... died in the spring. Rose in the early dawn hours... and gone on an undead walkabout... It's Christmastime in the Kingdom of the undead... Betsy isn't going to let a little thing like death and blood-drinking stop her from enjoying the holidays or planning her upcoming spring wedding... '' Book 4 in the series
Richard Davis Space 1: A Collection of Science Fiction Stories Abelard-Schuman 1976 Second Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & upper front corner, fixed end papers lightly browned & page edges lightly age-darkened & slightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a touch of erosion at the base & a 15mm tear & associated creasing at the top of the front fold £4.00 James Hamilton-Peterson's The Teddysaurs; Gerald W. Page's The Mercyship; E. C. Tubb's Mistaken Identity; James White's Christmas Treason; Michael Moorcock's Environmental Problem; Elizabeth Fancett's Museum Piece; Clifford Simak's Neighbour and James Blish's No Jokes on Mars
J. M. De Matteis Abadazad The Puppet, the Professor and the Prophet HarperCollins 2007 First Edition First Printing Very small rub spots at fore-top of spine and upper front corner and small scrape on edge of rear board else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Mike Ploog £10.00 ''It's bad enough that Kate can't find her missing brother, Mattly. Now she's travelling with Professor Headstrong (a basket case), Master Wix (a bit of a hothead) and Little Martha (the most normal hundred-and-fourteen-year-old kid in Abadazad)... '' Very scarce - US Edition cancelled before publication.
J. M. DeMatteis Abadazad The Puppet, the Professor and the Prophet HarperCollins 2007 First Edition First Printing Very small rub spots at fore-top of spine and upper front corner and small scrape on edge of rear board else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Mike Ploog £10.00 ''It's bad enough that Kate can't find her missing brother, Mattly. Now she's travelling with Professor Headstrong (a basket case), Master Wix (a bit of a hothead) and Little Martha (the most normal hundred-and-fourteen-year-old kid in Abadazad)... '' Very scarce - US Edition cancelled before publication.
Monica Dickens The Messenger Collins 1985 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges differentially lightly browned and top page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly foxed, Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Glynis Overton. £5.00 ''... the first in a new series about 13-year-old Rose and the magical Great Grey Horse. Centuries ago the horse became a legend when his speed and strength saved an entire village. Now, his heroism lives on through Rose as he leads her to fight against evil and despair... '' First in the series. Quite Scarce.
John Dickinson The Cup of the World David Fickling 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Postcard Promoting The Widow And The King £3.00 ''... Phaedra, Daughter of the Warden of Trant, puts her trust in a man she has only met in dreams. He can see far, and speak far, and pass where no man should be able to pass. With him she may escape to a new beginning... ''
Peter Dickinson The Blue Hawk Gollancz 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by David Smee £20.00 ''... Tron, a boy with a hawk on his wrist, tame only for him. From the moment when he first touches the bird, the destiny of a nation seems to be woven into his actions. He hears the Gods whisper in his heart; he obeys their word and the world changes. This is a story of... a civilisation which might exist in the distant past or far future, a time when... Gods rule and are obeyed... ''
Peter Dickinson The Gift Boat Macmillan 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The model of the boat that Grandad is making for Gavin's birthday is perfect down to the tiniest detail. All she needs is the perfect name. Gavin chooses Selkie... Grandad is suddenly struck down by a massive stroke... somehow the boat, and the selkies, hold the key to saving him... ''
Peter Dickinson The Ropemaker Macmillan 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''...Tilja and Tahl... must set out on a desperate quest... to find the one man who can renew... ancient power... to utter his name means death... a mysterious stranger... appears in many disguises. friend? Or deadly enemy? And is he the magician who will command the secrets that weave and unweave the rope of time itself?... ''
Joe Donnelly Jack Flint and the Redthorn Sword Orion 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Corriwen Redthorn, dangerous with her twin daggers, is the orphaned daughter of a Temair chieftain. Her wicked Uncle Mandrake has seized the Redthorn sword and plans to use it to raise the deadly Morrigan... Jack, Kerry and Corrie must save the kingdom and themselves. The Book of Ways will lead them... '' First in the series...
Tobias Druitt (Diane Purkiss & Michael Dowling) Corydon and the Island of Monsters Simon & Schuster 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the front fold £5.00 ''Corydon is a young shepherd, banished from his village for being born with a goat's leg. Captured by pirates and put into a freak show with other monsters, he meets Medusa, the Minotaur, the Sphinx and other fabulous creatures. Stealing... a magical staff... manages to free them all and lead their escape... ''
Stephen Elboz The House of Rats Oxford University Press 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, a little damp-marked on the inside, with 'Winner of the 1992 Smarties Young Judges Book Prize' sticker on front panel £7.50 ''One damp foggy morning, the man who called himself the master threw down his napkin and strode out of the great house never to return... Esther, Zachary, Carl and Frankie are happy... until suddenly the master vanishes... The safe routines disappear. The wolves... become a threat; while inside the house, other people start to take over their lives... ''
E. C. Eliott (Reginald Alec Martin - Also as Rafe Bernard) Kemlo And The End Of Time Nelson 1957 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few page edges, front free end paper removed and page edges slightly foxed and age darkened - Good book in worn, torn, stained, browned and slightly chipped Dust Jacket Illustrated by A. Bruce Cornwell £15.00 ''Everyone knows the story of the Marie Celeste. Kemlo and Kerowski hardly expected to find an aerial Marie Celeste adrift in the void... '' Ninth in the series. Scarce.
Sylvia Louise Engdahl Heritage of the Star Gollancz 1973 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, wear spot at top corner of front free end paper and tape ghost at base of same page and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with background lavender slightly faded to blue £7.50 ''Why, Noren wondered, should he... have a limited education, have no access to metals or machines, and be expected to believe an obviously false religion... Why... should drinking stream water be forbidden... It all seemed a plot... Noren rebelled against the unfairness and obvious corruption of the system. And in so doing he committed heresy, a deadly crime... ''
Sam Enthoven The Black Tattoo Doubleday 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''... The test transformed Charlie - leaving him with the distinctive markings of the Black Tattoo. The boys' meeting with Esme - a young girl with the most impressive Martial Arts skills this side of Bruce Lee - her huge and hairy father, Raymond... seemed to have swept Charlie and Jack into a world they had no idea existed. And it was only going to get weirder... ''
Jean Estoril Drina Dances in Exile Hodder and Stoughton 1959 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, old price crossed out on front free end paper and gift inscription on reverse, a few page corners creased and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket a little worn at the top of the spine panel and with a line through the price £10.00 ''Drina Adams, whose real name is Adrina Adamo... is heartbroken by the news that she must leave London, as her grandparents are off to Australia... she gradually comes to like her country exile... The greatest excitement of all comes when she is given the name part in the ballet 'The Changeling'... ''
Jamieson Findlay The Blue Roan Child Chicken House 2004 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof With Publisher's Letter £3.00 ''... Syeira, an orphaned girl, lives and works in King Hulvere's river stable... Arwin, a wild and beautiful mare whose two colts have been taken by an evil warlord... they set out to find the stolen horses... across dangerous waters and through enchanted forests... ''
Winifred Finlay Beadbonny Ash Harrap 1973 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners, lower boards edges slightly marked and a couple of page corners creased else Fine book in price-clipped, overprinted Dust Jacket worn at the base of the front fold. £3.00 ''... the Celtic culture of the sixth century, with Argyll, Mull and Iona as its principal setting. A party of modern teenage girls and boys find themselves magically transported to this distant world... to the times of the Picts, the Kingdom of Dalriada and the coming of St Columba to Argyll.''
Catherine Fisher Darkhenge Bodley Head 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top & slightly bumped at base of spine & page edges marked & lightly rubbed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... Huw, the 'lucky' survivor of an accident in which both his parents are killed, comes to the haunted valley of the Usk with his sister Lizzie to recover and start a new life... his nightmares increase in intensity, become real, force him to increasingly desperate action. Only Hal... seems to understand the forces of evil that threaten... ''
Catherine Fisher The Soul Thieves Bodley Head 1996 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else fine book in laminated boards - as issued. £7.50 '''The thing you love best, that thing I will have... ' On the day of Wulfgar's wedding, Gudrun's chilling threat is carried out. In a devastating spell-storm she attacks... Eventually they all wake, except Signi, Wulfgar's bride. Gudrun has stolen her soul... '' Last in the Snow-walker trilogy.
Nicholas Fisk (David Lee Higginbottom) Antigrav Kestrel 1978 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased and worn Dust Jacket with one small tear. £7.50 ''A tiny island off Scotland, surrounded by deep blue sea... an ideal place for a group of international scientists to take a break... But lying innocently on the strand was a single red pebble... Pog found it. His older sister Mee and her new-found friend, Train, discovered its remarkable powers... ''
Charlie Fletcher Silver Tongue Hodder 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed & Personalised on a prelim page £15.00 '''There are many things worse than war,' said the Queen. 'Some of them live beyond the Stone Mirrors. One of them followed us back here and now things long feared, things that have never happened, will happen. And there will be Hell to pay.''' Third in the trilogy - Scarce
Charlie Fletcher Stone Heart Hodder 2006 First Edition First Printing Top front corners bruised, lower front corner slightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof £7.50 ''Deep in the city something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving it a second look... ''
Colin Foreman To The End of the World & Killer in the Dark Myroy Books 2005/6 First Edition Second/First Printing (Paper) Fine books KITD Signed by the Author £5.00 For the two. ''A snowstorm, a mysterious man... Ancient, secret dangers come to life and the Battle of Pinner High School, a battle for the future of the world, begins.'' ''The adventure continues. Odin's secret agents arrive in Corfu to kill the last Stone Keeper... '' First two of a projected five book series
Toby Forward Neverland Simon & Schuster 1989 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) with a touch of wear at extremities. Illustrated by John Talbot £3.00 ''... Wendy, his older sister... remembers Peter from when she was little. But... he seems ill, confused and frightened. Captain Hook may be dead, but Peter's new adversary, The Driller, is even more murderous. Peter is desperate for help... ''
Isamu Fukui Truancy Origins Tor 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a tiny (ca 1mm) triangular print chip missing from base of the spine. With Publisher's News Sheet £5.00 ''.. Umasi and Zen are as different as two brothers can be. Umasi is a good student; Zen an indifferent one. They love their adoptive father, but in a city where education is absolute... Umasi and Zen are thrust onto two diverging paths. One will try to destroy the city. The other will try to stop him.''
Cornelia Funke Inkdeath The Chicken House 2008 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and at base of spine, front cover and first few pages slightly creased and cover yellow print part faded else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Translated by Anthea Bell £10.00 '... life in the Inkworld has been far from easy.. With... the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn... But as winter comes on there is reason to hope... ''
Cornelia Funke Inkheart The Chicken House 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised and slightly rubbed at top and at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased, price-clipped, Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top of the front fold. £7.50 ''Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo... a stranger arrives with a warning. The next day, Mo starts packing... They must go into hiding... He has the amazing ability to breathe life into stories, to make characters come alive. Years ago, he accidentally released a merciless villain from a book called Inkheart... ''
Cornelia Funke Inkspell The Chicken House 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and at base of spine and upper front corner else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of the extraordinary events of Inkheart, and the story whose characters strode out of the pages and changed her life forever.. ''
Cornelia Funke The Thief Lord The Chicken House 2002 First Edition First Printing (£12.99 on D. J) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £25.00 ''... two brothers...have run away from home because their mum has died... escape to Venice... taken in by a gang of homeless children... live in... an old cinema... looked after by a biy who calls himself the Thief Lord... ''
Neil Gaiman The Graveyard Book Bloomsbury 2008 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously ('Children's' Edition) Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Chris Riddell £20.00 ''Nobody Owens, known to his friends as bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Well, he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of the dead... ''
Jane Gardam A Few Fair Days Hamish Hamilton 1971 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine, and page edges a little marked and creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket which has had the price removed and been been laminated with sticky-backed plasstic sheeting. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum £10.00 ''... Luct was born with lots of aunts... Imaginative, poetic, and often very funny these stories of a pre-war childood capture completely the evocative atmosphere and nostalgia of a landscape now fast disappearing... '' Her first book - scarce.
Craig Shaw Gardner Batman Macdonald 1989 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 The book of the film - with 8 pages of colour photographs.
Sally Gardner I, Coriander Orion 2005 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''I looked back into the bedchamber. The floor had become a sea and the bed a ship, seen from a great distance. I could hear voices calling me from far away. It was an image that came to haunt me, and I have often wondered what would have happened if I had done as I was told and left the silver shoes alone.''
Alan Garner Granny Reardun Collins 1977 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased, price clipped, Dust Jacket with 'ghost' of old price sticker on front flap £7.50 ''Joseph watched as the Allmans' house was pulled down. It had been built of good dimension stone, and there was no more left in the quarry... his grandfather was a stonemason... He had to be different from his grandfather, and stone felt heavy and cruel... the story of the day Joseph decided his future... ''
Jamila Gavin I Want To Be An Angel Methuen 1990 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine, page edges browned and slightly marked and covers slightly rubbed else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £10.00 Four children with dreams: Little Effie has one last chance to be an angel in the nativity play, Jasmine Grey wants a family to call her own; Rajiv wants his sister to come back from India, Dawlish Dobson is the boy children hate and adults love... I Want To Be An Angel; The Private World of Rajiv Ray; Dawlish Dobson & My Name is Jasmine Grey. Scarce
Mary Gentle (Also as Roxanne Morgan) A Hawk In Silver Lothrop 1977 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top corners and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the spine panel. £7.50 ''The moment Holly picks up the strange silver coin glinting in the gutter, her whole life changes... Holly and her friend Chris find themselves involved in the centuries-long feud between the two people of Faerie - the Elukoi and the Morkani... ''
Adele Geras Ithaka David Fickling 2005 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Dust Jacket a little creased at the top edge of the rear panel, a short tear at the top of the rear fold and a tiny 'nick' at the top of the spine panel Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''... Penelope, faithful and devoted wife of Odysseus, has been waiting for more than ten years for her husband to return... the peace of Ithaka is shattered by the arrival of strangers ambitious for the hand of... Penelope... passions inspired by the gods... not a retelling of Homer's Odyssey... the story of the women left behind, waiting... ''
Morris Gleitzman Once Puffin 2006 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed and page edges slightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Uncorrected Proof. £3.00 ''Once there was a boy called Felix, who had a big imagination and a heart full of optimism. Once his Polish/Jewish bookseller parents left him in an orphanage before being wrenched away by the Nazis. Once he set out to find them and, in the process, saved someone else's life. Once Felix's whole world changed forever... ''
Debi Gliori Pure Dead Magic Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book - without pricing sticker on rear panel £25.00 ''Beasts in the basement. A gangster in a rabbit suit. And rats in the modem. Great-great-grandma in the freezer. A talking spider in the attic. And a crocodile in the moat... Add a stressed-out witch for a mum, a kidnapped dad and a nanny who puts Mary Poppins to shame... '' First in the series
Debi Gliori Pure Dead Wicked Doubleday 2002 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at base of spine and small scratch to silver inlay on rear panel else Fine book £10.00 ''Disaster strikes at StregaSchloss! The roof of the old castle is falling down and the Strega-Borgia family have to move out. The mythical beasts and the magical nanny come too. But the talking tarantula, the frozen granny and a trickle of tincture are left behind... '' Second in the series
Julia Golding The Diamond of Drury Lane Egmont 2006 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £5.00 ''At the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, Covent Garden, This present day being 1st January, 1790, Will be presented The Diamond of Drury Lane (written by Miss Cat Royal)... And a hidden diamond!... ''
George Goldsmith-Carter Lord of The Chained Lothrop Lee & Shepard 1972 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in torn and creased Dust Jacket. £2.50 ''Asa and Anna, sixteen-year-old twins, live... in a tiny ninth century English stronghold of Christianity. One windy threatening day, while walking along a cliff edge, brother and sister meet the Lord of the Chained, who leads them to Idavoll, the realm of the gods... their mission is to bring peace to the gods of the ancient world and to help give birth to a new one... ''
John Gordon Catch Your Death and Other Ghost Stories Patrick Hardy 1984 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine, pin-head wear spot at top of spine and pin-prick sized ones at tips of upper corners else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Jeremy Ford £30.00 Well-regarded and scarce collection: Never Grow Up; Catch Your Death; If She Bends, She Breaks; Joby's Pint; Half A Crown; The Girl Outside; Oh, My Bairn; Little Black Pies; and The Pot of Basil. Scarce.
John Gordon Fen Runners Orion 2009 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Chapter head illustrations by Gary Blythe £4.00 ''The days when you could skate on the smooth, frozen waterways of the fens seemed to be over. Bout the story of Tom Townsend's fall into the cold black water is legend... Something was down there, wanting to trap him. Now Jenny, his granddaughter, feels haunted... they must pursue the mystery beneath the ice and put to rest a battle from long ago... ''
John Gordon The Spitfire Grave And Other Stories Kestrel 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top edge of rear board and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... one of nine stories by this master of chilling and eerie tales, in which apparently ordinary people - a small child, an industrious clerk, and a newly married couple, for instance - find themselves inextricably caught up in events and situations both terrifying and uncanny... ''
Roderick Gordon Freefall Book Three of The Tunnels Series Chicken House 2009 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Light crease in rear cover & lower front cover corner, a little corner/edge rubbing else Fine book £5.00 ''As he plummets down a subterranean void, it looks like the end for fourteen-year-old Will Burrows. But it's just the beginning of a terrifying new adventure in which he must face giant carnivorous spiders and the deadly brights. And, much worse, , twin styx girls with a score to settle
Barbara Griffiths A Gruesome Body Anderson Press 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. Illustrated by the Author £4.00 ''Whatever haunts your dreams, these stories are guaranteed to stretch your imagination to the very limits of horror. The innocence of a day on the beach or a trip to the cinema will be lost forever... These chilling tales will plumb the depths of your worst nightmare... read on if you dare!'' Eleven Stories
Margaret Peterson Haddix Turnabout Simon & Schuster 2000 Second Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''Melly and Amy Beth both lived normal lives throughout the twentieth century. But in 2000, when they are old and ready to die, they are selected to participate in Project Turnabout and are given an injection to make them grow younger. at some point these participants are to receive another injection, which will stop the unaging process... everyone who receives the second shot dies... ''
Mark Haddon the curious incident of the dog in the night-time David Fickling 2003 First Edition First Printing (Cream and red Dust Jacket) Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with light creasing along the top edge and a spot of wear at the top of the rear fold. £7.50 ''Christopher is 15 and lives in Swindon with his father. He has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes, but finds it hard to understand other people. When he discovers a dead dog on his neighbour's lawn, he decides to solve the mystery... ''
Peter Haining The Wizards' Den Spellbinding Stories of Magic And Magicians Souvenir Press 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a tiny scratch on the spine panel £6.00 Peter Haining's The World of Wizardry; E. Nesbit's Professor de Lara and the Twopenny Spell; Manly Wade Wellman's School for the Unspeakable; Gillian Cross' The Demon Headmaster; Humphrey Carpenter's Ghostclusters; and others by Alan Garner; Russell Hoban; Joan Aiken; William Harvey; Jacqueline Wilson; John Wyndham; Roald Dahl; Ray Bradbury; William F. Nolan; Philip Pullman and Diana Wynne Jones
Ann Halam (Gwyneth Jones) Don't Open Your Eyes Dolphin/Orion 2000 First Edition (Paper) Light cover creasing, else Fine book £2.00 ''BLOOD RED EYES. BARE BONE. RAGGED, ROTTING FLESH. NO ESCAPE. Something awful has happened to Martin. You'd think it was all over - after the joyriding, the crash, Martin's tragic death. He was only fifteen... just the start of something too terrifying even to think about... ''
Ann Halam (Gwyneth Jones) Siberia Orion 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''When Rosita was tiny, her papa disappeared. Sher and her mama had to go and live in an ugly place... a prison camp, and she didn't understand her mama's magic... Rosita grew up to be a tough, cynical girl called Sloe... Sloe had to make the journey alone, pursued by a mysterious and all-powerful enemy, and carrying the living treasure that she knew was the hope off the world... ''
Ann Halam (Gwyneth Jones) The Daymaker Orchard Books 1987 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''Zanne's untrained but compelling magic is a continued source of worry to her mother... But as Zanne reaches the age where she should make the choice journey that will determine her course in life, she becomes restless and rebellious... she sets off on a forbidden quest to the city... where the great Daymaker lies lost and hidden...''
Ann Halam (Gwyneth Jones) The Fear Man Orion 1995 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Covers slightly rubbed and scratched else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Signed by the Author on the Title Page £4.00 ''A dreadful secret hangs over the deserted house on Roman Road. What is it that keeps drawing Andrei to it? Why does his mother have such a fear of it? And what is the unknown presence that seems to be stalking the family at night? Constantly on the run from a father he has never known, Andrei dreams of being an ordinary boy, but Andrei is living a nightmare.''
Ann Halam The N.I.M.R.O.D. Conspiracy Orion 1999 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed else Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £3.00 ''Stacey vanished three years ago. She's dead. It's Alan's fault. He knows. But mum refuses to believe it - her endless search for her little daughter leads them first to N.I.M.R.O.D., and then into a criminal underworld of deceit and conspiracies, burglary, blackmail and terrible danger... ''
Shannon Hale Enna Burning Bloomsbury 2004 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed, and page edges a little marked and bumped - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £4.00 ''When Enna's brother Leifer brings home a mysterious piece of vellum that teaches him how to create fire - without a spark, without a flint... then war threatens... '' Companion/sequel to The Goose Girl
Virginia Hamilton Justice And Her Brothers Hamish Hamilton 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, boards stained and front end paper slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... During a few hot, heavy summer days, Justice discovers how different her twin brothers are... for the three of them are inexorably linked by supersensory powers... ''
Victoria Hanley The Seer And The Sword Scholastic 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Flame-haired Princess Torina knows nothing of battles and conquest. Her father, King Kareed, has returned... odd gifts: a beautiful sphere in which she glimpses strange images... And a bruised and bloodied boy - a former prince... Bellandra, his home, was reputed to be invincible... '' Nominated for the Carnegie Award & ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Frances Hardinge Fly By Night Macmillan 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''One runaway orphan and one homicidal goose. Unlikely heroes on an extraordinary quest. After her father dies Mosca Mye flees the hamlet where she grew up. With her goose companion and a smooth-tongued swindler, Eponymous Clent, she heads towards the city of Mandelion - and a better life... ''
Joanne Harris Runemarks Doubleday 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in like, slightly creaed, Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £12.50 ''... Maddy enjoys working with magic, even if it is just to control some pesky goblins... her best friend... One-Eye - has been teaching her more and more about the old ways... he wants her to open Red Horse Hill and... retrieve a relic of the old gods... Otherwise - apparently - it could be the End of Everything. Again... ''
Rosemary Harris A Quest For Orion Faber 1980 Top page edges slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket Note: This book produced with extra end-papers bound in. £5.00 ''... The twentieth century has closed for Britain and the greater part of Western Europe in defeat and pillage by the Neo-Stalinist 'Freaks' - and... inhabitants are... enslaved or dead... a thin weak web of resistance is forming... Walther's new Order of Teutonic Knights, whose last recruit... is destined to be... the means of restoring Charlemagne's... talisman... ''
Rosemary Harris The Bright and Morning Star Faber 1979 Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... completes the adventures that began with The Moon in the Cloud and continued through The Shadow on the Sun... ''
Rosemary Harris The Seal-Singing Faber 1972 First Edition Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges foxed and lightly browned else Near Fine book in slightly rubbed and browned Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Toby and Cat still bicker as they used to but they are no longer children... much travelled Cousin Miranda... comes on a visit... not equipped... to withstand the power of Lucy, reaching out over four centuries... tale of possession with sustained feeling and with an engaging humour... ''
Rosemary Harris Zed Faber 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and bottom corners else Near Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip £2.50 ''... as Thomas and his father arrived they were caught up in a terrorist attack... For four terrible days, an irrelevant and unwanted hostage, the small boy watched a drama of courage and cowardice, unexpected cruelty and even more unexpected kindness. The experience had been searing, but it had begun the process of turning frightened, inadequate Thomas into clever confident Zed... ''
Julie Hearn Follow Me Down Oxford University Press 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''Tom takes a leap into the early eighteenth century - to a time when 'monsters' like the Bendy Man and the Gorilla Woman appeared at Bartholomew Fair... Tom has problems of his own to contend with. Illness. Family secrets. A rift between his mum and his gran... Tom must learn to look beyond appearances... ''
Lian Hearn (Gillian Rubinstein) Tales of the Otori Macmillan 2002-4 All Are First Edition First Printing (Three Volumes) Bruised at top and/or base of spines and page edges lightly marked/browned else Fine copies in like Dust Jacket £20.00 ''In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the murderous warlord, Iida Sadamu, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard... young Takeo knows only the ways of peace. But, unknown to himself, he possesses the supernatural skills of the Tribe... ''
Lian Hearn (Gillian Rubinstein) Tales of the Otori Macmillan 2002-6 All Are First Edition First Printing (Four Volumes) Near Fine for three of the Uncorrected Proofs - The Harsh Cry of the Heron only Very Good £30.00 ''In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the murderous warlord, Iida Sadamu, surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard... young Takeo knows only the ways of peace. But, unknown to himself, he possesses the supernatural skills of the Tribe... ''
Robert A. Heinlein Time For The Stars Gollancz 1985 Slightly bumped at top of spine and lowest 2mm of boards a little light-faded else Fine book in slightly browned and creased Dust Jacket. With Publisher's review slip £5.00 ''... The Long Range Foundation has decided to explore the universe in a dozen directions at once. Torchships, which can travel at almost the speed of light... Tom and Pat Bartlett, identical twins, are sgned up... One stays at home. The other goes starside... ''
Pamela L. V. Henn Nick & Slim The Legend of the Falcon Mine White Wolf Studio 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In a new home, a new town, and a new school, Nick feels more alone than ever... With no friends to vouch for him, Nick is framed for stealing... the journal of the notorious Slim Marano, who was hanged for murder more than 100 years ago... Nick comes face-to-face with Slim's spirit... Soon Nick is travelling through time to the Old West... ''
Carl Hiaasen Scat Orion 2009 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''The Black Vine Swamp lay before them, dark, mysterious, and full of secrets... Mrs Starch, the fiercest, most formidable teacher in the school... vanishes in the blink of an eye... with an angry teenage arsonist, a crazed eco-activist, a corrupt oil prospector, and an irate Florida panther on the loose, it's hardly a walk in the park.''
Charlie Higson Young Bond 3 Which Title? You Decide Puffin 2007 First Edition First Printing (Paper) A couple of light spine creases and lower front corner lightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof £7.50 In a north London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just forty-eight hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both.
Douglas Hill Galactic Warlord Gollancz 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine, top page edges foxed and marked and top corner of front fixed end paper folded underneath and top corner of front free end paper roughened and slightly creased where it was fixed to board else Fine book in Dust Jacket with the spine panel lightly faded and a little rubbing at the top and base of that panel. £5.00 ''DO NOT APPROACH PLANET. NOTHING TO BE SEEN OR DONE. SAVE YOURSELF IF YOU STILL CAN. WARN OTHER LEGIONARIES IF THERE ARE ANY ALIVE. AND IF YOU LIVE TRY TO FIND OUT WHO DID THIS EVIL. AVENGE US... '' His first novel - and the first of the Last Legionary Quartet.
Stuart Hill The Cry of the Icemark Chicken House 2005 First Edition First Printing Lower rear corner bruised and top page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''The blood of the Strong-in-the-Arm clan awoke roaring in Thirrin's brain, and the fighting spirit of the Hypolitan, her mother's people straightened her spine and sent a tingling excitement coursing through her veins. She was heir to the throne of the Icemark... She must defend her land and her people!'' First in the series
Russell Hoban La Corona and the Tin Frog Cape 1979 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued. Illustrated by Nicola Bayley £5.00 Tales from Puffin Annual 1974: La Corona and the Tin Frog; The Tin Horseman; The Night Watchman and the Crocodile and The Clock. 30 pages
Russell Hoban The Trokeville Way Cape 1996 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... On his way home he meets sometime magician Moe Nagic who has an unusual jigsaw puzzle to sell. Moe shows Nick a technique for getting into the picture but he warns him, ''You get into that picture and you'll wish you were out of it.'' Nick, however, can't resist the challenge...''
Mary Hoffman The Falconer's Knot Bloomsbury (UK) 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine & page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with crease in top corner of front flap £4.00 ''Silvano and Chiara are two teenagers with a difference. Silvano has been accused of a murder he did not commit. Chiara has been abandoned by her family... they are forced to seek refuge in a neighbouring convent and friary... they are drawn to one another... Then a grisly murder - followed by another... the friends... attempt to solve the bloody crimes... medieval Italy... ''
Anthony Horowitz The Power of Five: Book One Raven's Gate Walker 2005 First Edition Thus First Printing First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''He always knew he was different... Matt Freeman gets into trouble with the police... sent to be fostered in Yorkshire... there's something wrong with his guardian: with the whole village. Then Matt learn about the Old Ones.. There is no Uncorrected Proof.. There is no logic. There is just the Gate.''
Monica Hughes The Golden Aquarians Simon & Schuster 1995 First Edition First Printing Lower corners slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... It's the year 2092 and Walt Elliot's father... has just ordered Walt to join him on the planet Aqua. The colonel is engaged in 'terraforming'... on Aqua... environmental rape of the planet - and the genocide of its telepathic amphibianlike inhabitants, whom Walt discovers and befriends... ''
Geoffrey Huntington Sorcerers of the Nightwing Book I The Ravenscliff Series HarperCollins 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with two 2mm tears at top of rear fold and a little wear £4.00 ''Every kid fears the monsters in the closet - but for Devon March, the monsters are all too real. Horrible things come slithering out across his floor, determined to drag him with them back down their Hellhole. But Devon is no ordinary young man. he can move objects with his mind, summon incredible strength, disappear at will... so far... ''
Eva Ibbotson Magic Flutes Century 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, free end papers slightly age-darkened and gift inscrioption on verso of front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £25.00 ''... their destinies were to be entwined. He was a foundling, rescued from a Newcastle dockside, wrapped in a blanket. She was an Austrian princess, the last of a line of aristicrats... when her great-aunts sold the castle to a mysterious... Englishman... her life began to get as complicated as a Mozart opera... ''
Brian Jacques Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Viking 2001 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, to rear board and some page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with some bumping to rear panel £4.00 ''... what of the boy and his dog who were trapped aboard that ship?... Sent off on an eternal journey of their own by an avenging angel, the boy and dog roam the earth throughout the centuries in search of those in need... their travels lead them to Chapelvale... whose very existence is at stake... ''
Brian Jacques Lord Brocktree Hutchinson 2000 First Edition First Printing Limited State (No 102 of 150) Slightly worn at top and base of spine and corners slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by the Author on the front free end paper £10.00 ''... Salamandastron, ancestral home of the Badger Lords, is under threat from an enemy whose power would seem to be absolute and whose evil knows no bounds. The mountain's defences are weak. Who can save it now?''
Brian Jacques Mariel of Redwall Hutchinson 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, light spine crease and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Gary Chalk £15.00 ''A young mouse slave is washed ashore, half-dead, on the fringes of Mossflower country. The great bell of Rawnblade, destined for the mountain stronghold of Salamandastron, is stolen.. And one overcast evening, Simeon the herbalist senses that the impending storm will bring trouble... '' Fourth in the series.
Brian Jacques Martin The Warrior Hutchinson 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and rubbed at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine book in slightly worn and torn Dust Jacket with two pin-pricks in the front panel Illustrated by Gary Chalk £7.50 ''Tyrant! Badrang, evil Lord of the eastern coast looks out over his domain... While he rules over a band of ruthless hoardebeasts, his slaves labour night and day... But among Badrang's slaves is an indomitable young mouse, Martin... he... plots his escape... '' Sixth novel in the Chronicles of Redwall
Brian Jacques Mattimeo Hutchinson 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and two diagonal creases in the contents page else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £60.00 ''Slagar the fox contemplated Redwall Abbey, his twisted face hidden beneath a sinister harlequin hood. How he hated the peaceable Abbey creatures; how he hated the fearless mouse-warrior Matthias... Gathering his mercenary band of rats, stoats and weasels about him, he prepared for his hour of vengeance... ''
Brian Jacques Mossflower Hutchinson 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top front corner and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a forked ca. 10 mm tear at the top of the rear fold £30.00 ''... Tsarmina, and her lackeys, Fortunata the vixen and Ashleg the marten, were plotting together to create a plan that would strike terror and loathing in the heart of the woodlanders...''
Brian Jacques Outcast of Redwall Hutchinson 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a 4mm tear at the top of the spine panel adjacent to the back panel £5.00 ''An escape into the snowbound winter night starts a lifelong enmity between two young creatures - a badger and a ferret. By turns they become the hunter and the hunted in this epic tale... ''
Brian Jacques Redwall Hutchinson 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and across bottom page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small spot of wear at the top edge of the rear panel £55.00 ''Redwall Abbey, the tranquil home of civilised community of mice, slumbers peacefully in the warmth of a summer afternoon. But not for long. Cluny is coming. The terrifying, one-eyed rat warlord with his battle-scarred horde - veterans of many brutal campaigns. Cluny wants Redwall. And nothing, he vows, is going to stand in his way. Certainly not a load of peace-loving, disorganised mice and woodland creatures... ''
Brian Jacques Salamandastron Hutchinson 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Book illustrated by Gary Chalk, dust jacket by Fangorn £40.00 ''When the mountain stronghold of Salamandastron, ruled with a paw of iron by Lord Urthstripe the Strong, is under siege... the destinies of five creatures... become intertwined. Why did Martin the Warrior's sword fall from the Abbey roof? Who is the white badger? And can the good creatures triumph over Ferahgo the Assassin?... ''
Brian Jacques The Bellmaker Hutchinson 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Book illustrated by Allan Curless, dust jacket by Fangorn £10.00 ''Joseph the Bellmaker is troubled. It has been four long seasons since his daughter Mariel and her companion Dandin set off from Redwall in search of adventure. Nothing has been heard of them since. Then one night Martin, legendary warrior of Redwall, appears in Joseph's dreams with a mysterious message... it becomes clear that Mariel and Dandin are in grave danger... ''
Brian Jacques The Long Patrol A Tale of Redwall Hutchinson 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges browned else Fine book in like, slightly worn, Dust Jacket. Book illustrated by Allan Curless, dust jacket by Fangorn £5.00 ''To run with the Long Patrol, to join the legendary army of fighting hares who serve Cregga Rose Eyes, Ruler of Salamandastron - this is young Tammo's dream. In the heart of Mossflower Wood stands Redwall Abbey, peaceful in the gentle sun. But there is worrying news. The south wall is collapsing leaving the Abbey open to invasion... ''
Brian Jacques The Pearls Of Lutra A Tale Of Redwall Hutchinson 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... The gruesome discovery of a skeleton in Mossflower woods heralds the start of both a mystery and a quest... Emperor Ublaz, also known as Mad Eyes, sends his fearsome lizards and corsairs on a murderous mission to Redwall... ''
Mia James By Midnight A Ravenwood Mystery Gollancz 2010 First Edition First Printing Edges lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... Welcome to Ravenwood: the prestigious, exclusive Highgate school where standards are high, fashion is everything, and it's just possible vampires lurk in the shadows. Welcome to a rollercoaster emotional ride of anger, mystery, fear and romance... '' First in the trilogy
Ben Jeapes The Xenocide Mission David Fickling 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''From the first totally unexpected laser bolt, we know we are in the hands of a master storyteller. With heart stopping action sequences and unbelievably alien aliens, this amazing novel marks Ben Jeapes' arrival as a super-nova talent in science fiction... ''
Ben Jeapes The Xenocide Mission David Fickling 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges browning else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... this is not the history you know, for the world has turned on to a new and deadly path... an entirely alien force - the Holekhor - who have martial powers... who bring with them technology that should not have been seen in England for another three hundred years... History will never be the same again.''
Jane Johnson The Secret Country Simon & Schuster 2005 First Edition First Printing Covers and spine a little creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof in slightly creased Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Ben tried to step forward a pace, but something - someone? - was holding him back... It was a cat... with shiny gold eyes and a remarkably determined arm... 'Let go!' he said under his breath... The cat looked at him, unblinking. Then it said very distinctly... ''There's no way you're leaving this shop without me, Sonny Jim.'...
Diana Wynne Jones Conrad's Fate HarperCollins 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Tim Stevens £4.00 ''... Conrad is sent in disguise to Stallery Mansion, to infiltrate the magical fortress that has power over the whole town of Smallchester, and to discover the identity of the person who is affecting his Fate... His mission is clear - get rid of them... things start to go even more strangely... from the moment he meets the boy called Christopher... ''
Diana Wynne Jones Enchanted Glass Harper Collins 2010 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''When Andrew Hope's magician grandfather dies, he leaves his house and field-of-care to his grandson... young Aidan Cain... turns up from the orphanage... a strong connection between the two... a mystery to be solved... nothing is as it appears... nobody can solve the mystery, until they find out exactly what it is!''
Diana Wynne Jones Mixed Magics Collins 2000 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine Book in laminated boards - as Issued - and Fine Dust Jacket £7.50 ''Diana Wynne Jones first conjured up the enigmatic and embroidered dressing-gowned enchanter, Chrestomanci, in 1977. The adventures in his magical worlds... continue to captivate readers of all ages, all over the planet - and probably elsewhere, too... '' Includes Warlock at the Wheel; Stealer of Souls; Carol Oneir's Hundreth Dream and The Sage of Theare
Diana Wynne Jones The Merlin Conspiracy Collins 2003 First Edition First Printing Front corners slightly rubbed and page edges lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof £7.50 ''... Roddy Hyde lives in a world of magic, pageantry and ritual. The daughter of two court wizards, she travels with the King's Progress, ready to take part in whatever ceremony is required... Presiding overall is the Merlin, who is entrusted with the magical health of the Isles of the Blest... something is wrong... ''
Gwyneth Jones The Hidden Ones Cambridge University Press 1990 First Edition in Hardback First Printing & Thus - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little foxed else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Adele is a school drop out who has been in trouble all her life. What she loves is computer games, where her strange powers come into play...'' With a new Author's Introduction explaining where the ideas started and how they grew.
Gwyneth Jones The Hidden Ones Livewire/The Women's Press 1988 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Spine lightly marked & light crease in back cover else Fine book Signed by the Author on the pre-lim page £5.00 ''Adele is a school drop out who has been in trouble all her life. What she loves is computer games, where her strange powers come into play...''
Gwyneth Jones (Also as Ann Halam) The Influence Of Ironwood Macmillan 1978 First Edition First Printing A little edgewear to both book & jacket & jacket spine panel slightly faded else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''She hated them all... She hated being there in the first place, dumped down on the Irish branch of the family like a parcel put into Left Luggage. She hated Ireland for being so heart-wrenchingly beautiful when she wanted everything to be horrible... was there something wrong with Ironwood? Was there an... influence? Or was it just that resentment, likes misery, loves a companion?... '' Non-fantasy Y.A. novel.
Herve Jubert Dance of the Assassins Hodder 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Translated by Anthea Bell £4.00 ''Welcome to the future. Welcome to nineteenth-century London: a theme park re-created for tourists. But it's not just tourists visiting this historical virtual city... Jack the Ripper, too, has returned... ''
Elizabeth Kay The Divide Chicken House 2003 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine else Fine book £7.50 ''... Meet Felix. He's not your ordinary hero. Though brave and intelligent, Felix is suffering from a life-threatening illness... His parents take him... to Costa Rica.. when he open his eyes... he's arrived in an amazing, back-to-front world, where magic and mythical animals are real, and humans are legend... ''
Brian Keaney The Hollow People Orchard Books 2007 First Printing (Paper) One cross-spine crack and cover lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. with ISBN, Price & Publication date on back changed in biro £4.00 ''On the island of Tarnagar is an asylum where you can be locked up for dreaming. Dante is the kitchen boy... Bea is the privileged daughter of doctors. Who is Ezekiel Semiramis? What does he know about Dante's mother and the ruined city that Bea dreams of? Dante and Bea set out to discover the truth... '' First in the Dr Sigmundus Trilogy
Victor Kelleher To The Dark Tower Julia MacRae 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Awake, Tom works the cliffs in the shadow of Tower Rock, a pillar of stone that no-one has ever climbed; asleep, he is the 'Carrier', the bearer of a mysteriously beautiful child... he journeys across a seemingly timeless, winter-locked landscape in search of the fabulous 'Sleeper'... ''
Anna Kendall (Nancy Kress) Crossing Over Gollancz 2010 First Edition First Printing Lower front corner lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''... whenever Roger is in enough pain he can cross over to the Land of the Dead... Roger has been hauled from fairground to fairground, and beaten... in order to bring word of the dead... the chance of a new life... royal court... he is drawn deeper into court intrigue... and when Roger's curious abilities come to the Queen's attention, everything changes forever... ''
P. B. Kerr Children Of The Lamp The Akhenaten Adventure Scholastic 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 ''Humans are made of earth. Djinn are made of fire.'' First in the series about two Djinn Children...
P. B. Kerr Children Of The Lamp The Blue Djinn of Babylon Scholastic 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, a touch of wear to the front corner tips and two page corners creased else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 ''John and Phillipa Gaunt are twins who are djinn. They can vanish, turn themselves into animals, and grant wishes. But when they are sent on a secret mission to recover the world's most powerful book of ancient spells, they face a deadly enemy with magical skills far greater than their own... '' Second in the series...
Garry Douglas Kilworth Spiggot's Quest Book One of The Knights of Leofwende Atom 2002 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Top front corner bruised else Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Faerieland... It's like a reflection of your world, a warped reflection. And Jack has stumbled right into it - with a whole lot of trouble on his tail. Trolls, goblins, ogres and giants... He needs some allies, like now... Someone who can do some serious magic... Just not some dreamy young boggart named Spiggot...''
Garry Douglas Kilworth The Bronte Girls Methuen 1995 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Signed by the Author on the Title Page. £7.50 ''... When Chris trespasses on their isolated farm in the Essex marshes, Emily Craster takes an action that smashes their world apart. She is almost fifteen and has known no other life except that with her two sisters and parents on the farm - modelled on the Brontes' parsonage at Haworth... a deeply felt and passionate story of parents and children and the uneasy frontier between love and hate...''
Annette Curtis Klause The Silver Kiss Delacorte 1990 First Edition First Printing Top page edges lightly marked else Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket Signed and Dated by the Author on the Title Page £15.00 ''... Moonlight lit the gazebo, tracing it with silver, but a shadow crept inside... she saw his face... they were trapped in each other's gaze. ~His eyes were dark, full of wilderness and stars... he was beautiful... he is one of the undead, a vampire... ''
Elizabeth Knox The Dream Quake Faber 2007 First Edition First Printing Edges lightly rubbed, corners rubbed Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''The horror of the Rainbow Opera riot is the talk of the country. Dreamhunter Grace Tiebold's reputation is in tatters, and Laura is in hiding. But the nightmare has only just begun... '' Part 2 of The Dreamhunter Duet
Elizabeth Knox The Dreamhunter Duet Faber 2005-7 Both are First Edition First Printing (Two Volumes) Slightly bumped at top and base of spines and page edges a little marked and lightly browned else Fine copies in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Laura comes from a world similar to our own but for one difference... an unfathomable land filled with dreams of every kind and invisible to all but a select few: the Dreamhunters... catch larger-than-life dreams and relay them to audiences in the magnificent dream palace, the Rainbow Opera... ''
Nick Lake The Betrayal of the Living Corvus 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release £7.50 ''Taro... has vanquished Lord Oda... but with no land and no title, he has no hope of marrying Hana... news of a murderous dragon and... large reward... not the only monsters... The dead... have begun to rise... '' Last of the trilogy, following Blood Ninja & Lord Odo's Revenge
Mark Lamb Farperoo Book One of the Dark Inventions Madriax Press 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised (and a small wear spot) at top and bruised at base of spine and lower board edges else Fine book in Laminated Boards - As Issued Illustrated by Matthew Armstrong & Claudio Grilli - With a set of MA's colour prints signed by Mark Lamb £5.00 Arcanum the Fourth: Ravenous Creatures; Schnuuuurk... ; Maiden Flight of the Ornithopter; Groffin and the Star Shadow; Green Triangles; Assembly of the Dead; Doctor Dee - His Privatt Howse; Ex Libris; Whiff of a Mermaid; The Table of Practice and Arcanum the Fifth... 336 pages.
Mark Lamb Farperoo Book One of the Dark Inventions Madriax Press 2005 Each is First Edition First Printing Vol. 1 bruised near lower front corner and around 50 lower page corners bumped else Fine books in Laminated Boards - As Issued Both Signed & Dated by the Author, Volume 2 additionally Personalised - With folder of MA's colour prints initialled by Mark Lamb £15.00 Illustrated by Matthew Armstrong & Claudio Grilli. Arcanum the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth... Two volumes: 885 pages.
Margo Lanagan Tender Morsels Cape 2009 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Fifteen-year-old Liga, emotionally and physically battered from bearing two children, one begot through incest, the other through rape, is magically granted her own heaven... there is only a beautiful little cottage in the middle of a wood. Here she brings up two daughters... But the membrane between Liga's heaven and the real world has grown thin... ''
Derek Landy Skulduggery Pleasant HarperCollins 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Plunged into a terrifying world of vampires, evil villains and Hollow Men, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source: Skulduggery Pleasant, the wise-cracking skeleton of a dead magician. When all hell breaks loose it's lucky for Stephanie that she's not your average twelve-year-old girl - and Skulduggery... 's already dead... '' First of the series.
Louise Lawrence (Elizabeth Rhoda Wintle Holden) Journey Through Llandor Collins 1995 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine, top page edges slightly browned and 35mm lamination split in front gutter else Fine book with laminated boards. £10.00 ''Chased by Craig and Carrie after school, Roderick stumbles through the forest. Almost instantly the three of them are caught up in events far beyond their control, in a world of terrifying creatures and strange beings where all their accepted standards and beliefs are turned upside down... '' First of the Llandor Trilogy.
Louise Lawrence (Elizabeth Rhoda Wintle Holden) The Crowlings Collins 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... When young Ben Crowling unexpectedly finds himself leader of his clan, his one thought is to build a new life on the land granted to him by the star-people... But the wheel is completing the circle: no longer can their planet provide for its people, and its enemies grow invisibly in number - until it is too late... ''
Ursula K. Le Guin Gifts Orion 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and small smudged/roughened area at top corner of front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Orrec is the son of... Caspromanti; Gry the daughter of... Barre and Rodd... The Barre gift is calling animals... The Rodds can send a spellknife... The Caspro... gift of undoing... an animal, a place... Orrec... has a problem, for his gift of undoing is wild; he cannot control it... ''
Ursula K. Le Guin Powers Orion 2007 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Young Gavir sometimes sees into the future. He can neither explain nor control this power, and his beloved older sister wisely advises him to keep it secret.. It doesn't really get in the way of his comfortable life as a house slave for a great family. Then tragedy strikes... '' Third in the trilogy.
Ursula K. Le Guin Tales From Earthsea Orion 2002 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''...The Finder... set a few hundred years before A Wizard... The Bones of the Earth... how humility... can rein in an earthquake... Darkrose and Diamond... young courtship... when Ged was Archmage... On the High Marsh... And Dragonfly... how a determined woman can break the glass ceiling of male magicdom... '' and an essay about Earthsea
Tanith Lee East Of Midnight Macmillan 1977 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with one small tear Signed by the Author on the Title Page £35.00 ''The last thing he remembered was the darkness in the hollow below the stone, and the dogs belling overhead, cheated of their quarry - Dekteon, sometimes called Red, the rebellious runaway slave... when the cart came so suddenly out of the wood there was something strange about it too. The horse that drew it had the feet of a bear, and the man... had phosphorescent eyes... ''
Tanith Lee Prince On A White Horse Macmillan 1982 First Edition First Printing Page edges bruised else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £40.00 ''He was a prince, he knew. And he was riding a white horse. But who he was, and how he had got there, he had no idea... '' Scarce.
Anna Lewins Dream For Danger Blackie 1987 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Todd and Tessa are used to aliens - New London is full of them and even one of their best friends at school is an alien. But Gilen and Luz are different, more mysterious and more powerful than any other children... their deadly enemy, the Betrayer, has been waiting for them... And the only way the children can stop everything being destroyed is to... find the Betrayer himself... ''
Kenneth Lillington What Beckoning Ghost? Faber 1983 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''What makes a ghost walk? Emma had no idea, but after what happened to her at Marland Hall she needed to find out... she felt a sensation of sheer terror and saw - faintly but unmistakably - a ghost... ''
Wilson Macarthur The Young Chevalier Collins 1946 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little foxed else Fine book in slightly torn creased and worn Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Steven Spurrier, A. R. A. £5.00 ''... Bonnie Prince Charlie... the tragic story of the House of Stuart's vain but valliant struggle to drive from the Throne the usurping foreigner
Angus MacVicar Kilpatrick - Special Reporter Burke 1963 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, top page edges foxed and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly worn and rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the most junior of reporters, Kerry Kilpatrick - pale and bespectacled, with a shock of hair as red as a peat fire... the exciting adventures and the unnerving scares to which he is subjected... are shared by his sister Fiona and his old friend Hector... Together... solve a mystery and restore peace and sanity... ''
Margaret Mahy Dangerous Spaces Hamish Hamilton 1991 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and top page edges a little marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket with an 8 mm tear at the top of the front panel adjacent to the spine. £4.00 ''... One day... Anthea finds an old-fashioned photographic viewer - a stereoscope - and a notebook belonging to her great uncle Henry, who died as a boy... later she is alarmed, and then terrified, by the ghostly nightmare into which they draw her, where the lines between waking and sleeping become increasingly blurred... Lured on by the dead Henry, Anthea is soon in tremendous danger... ''
Margaret Mahy The Magician of Hoad HarperCollins 2008 First Edition First Printing Slightly rubbed at top and base of spine and top corners slightly bumped and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''A hero, an ageing magician, a farm boy, a noble daughter and a mad prince meet on the edge of a city of tents. So begins an intricate tale of a boy who has a troublesome eye, who is capable of extraordinary things.... In this superbly cerebral fantasy for older readers, Margaret Mahy's masterwork will surprise and thrill... '' Scarce.
Bessie Marchant Greta's Domain A Tale of Chiloe Blackie 1911 First Edition First Printing (Dark page edges; Green boards with gilt lettering and red/black/cream illustrated spine and front) Slightly bumped and creased at top and base of spine, red on spine illustration slightly faded to orange, corners a little rubbed/worn, page edges slightly faded, a little scattered foxing and 1st prize plate (from 1912) on reverse of Frontispiece - Very Good book Illustrated by W. Rainey, R. I. £35.00 ''The wind, which had been blowing half-a gale all night, dropped to a calm when the sun rose; and although there was still a heavy swell still on, the tramp-steamer Western Star plied her way merrily along down the coast of Chile, rolling, as was her uncomfortable wont... ''
Juliet Marillier Wildwood Dancing Tor (UK) 2006 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''The Wildwood holds many mysteries. Jena and her sisters share the biggest of all, a fantastic secret that enables them to escape the confines of their everyday life in rural Transylvania. They have kept it hidden for nine long years... Jena... must venture to realms dark and perilous in her quest to preserve, not just those she loves, but her own independence... ''
Jan Mark Aquarius Atheneum 1984 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with one small (2mm) tear at the hear of the spine panel and a couple of creases on the front flap £4.00 ''VINER gets his name from his craft - that of a water diviner... the skill of finding water is not one that's appreciated by the people amongst whom he lives... they suffer from floods... he drifts off to find a place that will welcome his knowledge... ''
Jan Mark Divide and Rule Kestrel 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''...a powerful successor to The Ennead - acclaimed by many as the outstanding novel of 1978 - and once again reveals Jan Mark's remarkable versatility, wit and ability to probe her characters to extraordinary depths.''
J. P. Martin Uncle Cape 1964 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and some board edges slightly bumped, and top board edges lightly damp-marked/faded, page edges slightly marked and lightly browned - Very Good book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with light brown damp-marking on the inside along the top edge, faintly showing through. Illustrated by Quentin Blake £30.00 ''Uncle is an elephant. He's immensely rich, and he's a B.A. He dresses well, generally in a purple dressing-gown, and often rides about on a traction engine, which he prefers to a car... '' Scarce.
J. P. Martin Uncle and Claudius The Camel Cape 1969 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, rear corners bruised and page edges lightly foxed and marked - Very Good book in slightly torn, rubbed, creased and marked Dust Jacket, with the price removed and the spine panel lettering faded £300.00 ''... Uncle does not often go on holiday as very few hotels provide beds big enough for elephants. At Sunset Beach he hopes for a real rest and a change, but almost at once fifty camels, led by the courteous Claudius, arrive with news of trouble... ''
J. P. Martin Uncle and the Battle for Badgertown Cape 1973 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, gift inscription on front end papers and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket with one small (4 mm) tear and price removed. £200.00 ''This sixth book about Uncle, the millionaire elephant who has a B. A. degree, begins with the Badgertown police seizing the belongings of Beaver Hateman, Uncle's enemy, because he has refused to pay his rates. And it end with a tremendous fight, using egg bombs and duck bombs, between the Hateman gang and Uncle's supporters... '' Very Scarce.
J. P. Martin Uncle Stories Red Fox 2000 Second Printing (Paper) Page edges lightly browned else Fine Book Illustrated by Quentin Blake £4.00 ''Uncle is an elephant. He's immensely rich, and he's a B.A. He dresses well, generally in a purple dressing-gown, and often rides about on a traction engine, which he prefers to a car... ''
William Mayne Candlefasts Hodder 2000 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and lower edges of five pages torn during production else Fine book in Laminated boards - as issued Signed by the Author on the Title Page and name on dedication page changed by the same hand £10.00 ''Long ago a drummer boy from another time had turned David's life upside down. Years later, he thinks all that is over. David has a new life full of opportunity, and only his outrageous younger sister Lyddy to cope with. But the Jingle stones still call him back into the past and into the future. And David finds he has more mysteries to solve. There's magic everywhere he turns... '' The climax in the Earthfasts, Cradlefasts sequence.
William Mayne Cradlefasts Hodder 1995 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and slightly bumped base of spine else Fine book in rubbed laminated boards - as issued £7.50 ''David avoids talk of the past. Memories of the loss of his mother and baby sister are too painful to share, even with Keith, his best friend. Then Clare appears, a girl the same age as his sister would have been. She knows his name and says he's her brother. David wants to believe her story... Can the baby girl have survived after all?'' Sequel to Earthfasts
William Mayne Hob and the Goblins Dorling Kindersley 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) & like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Norman Messenger £4.00 ''... Hob, the friendly house spirit, has found a new family to take care of, but... Hob is suddenly confronted with dwarfs, witches, goblins, gremlins, and a dark secret that hides the path to a crock of gold. he must use all his tricks, cunning and invisible powers if he is to see the adventure through to its hair-raising conclusion
William Mayne The Fairy Tales of London Town Volume One Upon Paul's Steeple Hodder 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a small spot of wear at the top of the rear fold and a small damp mark at the lower edge of the rear panel (no show-through). £5.00 ''... From classic retellings such as Dick Whittington, to contemporary tales of goblins lurking under Tower Bridge, and pixies tending tulips in the park... will bring pleasure to old and young alike... storytelling that is both exquisite and astonishing... ''
M. I. McAllister The Mistmantle Chronicles Urchin of the Riding Stars Bloomsbury 2005 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket with pictorial boards - as issued £5.00 ''''On a night of riding stars, an orphaned squirrel is found abandoned and close to death... Urchin has no idea of his powerful destiny or the way in which he will influence the island of Mistmantle... first in The Mistmantle Chronicles.''
Lish McBride Hold Me Closer, Necromancer Holt 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Meet Sam, just your average guy rocking that fast-food career... Douglas, a powerful and violent necromancer... recognises Sam as a fellow necromancer... and he's none too happy to have a competitor... now Sam has an undead friend... and a hot werewolf girl for company... can Sam figure out how to use his mysteriously latent powers?'' Her first novel.
Geraldine McCaughrean Peter Pan in Scarlet Oxford University Press 2006 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (Number 837/1500) Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by David Wyatt £150.00 ''... Something is wrong in Neverland. Dreams are leaking out - strangely real dreams, of pirates and mermaids, of warpaint and crocodiles. For Wendy and the Lost Boys it is a clear signal - Peter Pan needs their help... ''
Oisin McGann Small-Minded Giants Doubleday 2006 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly bumped - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''... Beyond the huge domed roof of Ash Harbour, deadly storms and Arctic temperatures have stripped the Earth bare... When sixteen-year-old Solomon Wheat's father goes missing and is accused of murder, he's desperate to uncover the truth... Can Sol and his unlikely accomplices take on the city's underworld and survive?''
Georgess McHargue Stoneflight Viking 1975 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine, boards slightly bowed, binding slightly strained and finger stain on top page edges adjacent to spine - Very Good book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Drawings by Arvis Stewart £10.00 ''... During her long, lovely night flights on Griff's back he told her about the other Stonefolk - the carved stone animals scattered around New York City. And Janie had the power to quicken them to life... and then one night Janie found that anyone could turn to stone... '' Scarce
Eoin McNamee The Navigator HarperCollins 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine, edges slightly rubbed, lower 50mm of spine with pressure wrinkles and one surface tear - Very Good Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''... Owen's life is turned upside-down the day he gets involved with the Resisters and their centuries-long feud with an ancient, evil race. The harsh, with their icy blasts and relentless onslaught, have a single aim - to turn back time and eliminate all life... ''
Cliff McNish Angel Orion 2007 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''NOT FIT TO BE A DAUGHTER... NOT FIT TO BE A FRIEND... NOT FIT TO BE AN ANGEL... Two girls are inextricably linked by destiny... Stephanie is friendless, strange, a misfit. Freya can't stop seeing angels. But when one of the angels starts to stalk her... ''
Cliff McNish Angel Orion 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the spine panel. £7.50 ''NOT FIT TO BE A DAUGHTER... NOT FIT TO BE A FRIEND... NOT FIT TO BE AN ANGEL... Two girls are inextricably linked by destiny... Stephanie is friendless, strange, a misfit. Freya can't stop seeing angels. But when one of the angels starts to stalk her... ''
Cliff McNish Breathe A ghost story Orion 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Illustrated by Geoff Taylor £4.00 ''Jack is used to danger... But his new home has a danger he's never known before - the spirits of the dead... Only Jack can see them. Only he can hear them. And only he can learn their secrets in time to save his mother - and himself... ''
Cliff McNish The Doomspell Orion 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised & slightly rubbed at top & base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof with decorated card covers - as issued £10.00 ''... Rachael and Eric are ripped through the wall and hurtled on to another world. Like thousands of other children before them, they have been snatched away by the Witch... Rachael discovers that she has extraordinary gifts... transform herself into a feather, or fly on an owl's back, just as the Witch can... for the Witch's victims, Rachael is their only hope... '' Scarce
Cliff McNish The Doomspell Orion 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and previous owner's name written on rear free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the spine panel very slightly faded £10.00 ''... Rachael and Eric are ripped through the wall and hurtled on to another world. Like thousands of other children before them, they have been snatched away by the Witch... Rachael discovers that she has extraordinary gifts... transform herself into a feather, or fly on an owl's back, just as the Witch can... for the Witch's victims, Rachael is their only hope... ''
Cliff McNish The Silver Child Orion 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''Six children... drawn to Coldharbour... Emily and Freda, the twins... Thomas... the giant boy, Walter... Helen, who can read minds... the luminous Milo, whose eyes see everything and whose skin is hot and bright with silver. Each of them has a unique gift, but they must learn to use their skills fast... ''
Cliff McNish The Silver Child Orion 2003 First Edition First Printing Top corners slightly creased, small wear spot at base of spine - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £7.50 ''... Six children... are drawn to Coldharbour - an eerie wasteland of wind, rats, seagulls and rubbish tips. Emily and Freda... scuttle bright-eyed and insect-like in search of the others. They find Thomas half-starving on a food tip. They discover the giant boy, Walter... Helen, who can read minds... And... the luminous Milo... ''
Cliff McNish The Silver Child Orion 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Six children... drawn to Coldharbour... Emily and Freda, the twins... Thomas... the giant boy, Walter... Helen, who can read minds... the luminous Milo, whose eyes see everything and whose skin is hot and bright with silver. Each of them has a unique gift, but they must learn to use their skills fast... ''
Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn Atom 2008 First Edition in the UK First Printing Lower front corner bumped & small bump to page edges else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality... '' Fourth and last in the Twilight Saga.
Stephenie Meyer Eclipse Atom 2007 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and partial spine crease else Fine book in lightly edge-rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge... Bella... finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between... Edward and... Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf... ''
Stephenie Meyer New Moon Atom 2007 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & a few page corner tips & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket with a little erosion at the base of the front fold. £30.00 ''... For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined... '' Second in the Twilight Saga.
Livi Michael The Angel Stone Puffin 2006 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... there are those who believe eternal life is the only way forward... Manchester, 1605, and Simeon is torn from his mother... In the here and now of modern Manchester, Kate's father has mysteriously vanished. Suddenly Simeon and Kate's lives are bound together by the power of the cathedral's Angel Stone. One of them must make a terrible sacrifice...
China Mieville Un Lun Dun MacMillan 2007 First Edition in the UK First Printing Corners rubbed and a little curled - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''The iron wheel began to spin... The room grew darker. As the light lessened, so did the sound. Deeba and Zanna stared at each other in wonder... The wheel turned off all the cars and turned off all the lamps. It was turning off London. Zanna and Deeba are leading ordinary lives until they stumble into UnLondon... ''
Dominic Mieville The Mysterious Burnchester Hall DM Productions 2005 First Edition First Printing (Paper) (Adult Cover Variant - no priority) Lower rear corner a little bumped, else Fine book Signed and With a Non-ascribed Inscription by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''When Tyro and Jess explore their empty school, Burnchester Hall, with their friends Rick and Tom, they discover their hated teacher conducting strange experiments, abandoned tunnels under the school, and hooded figures shadowing their activities... ''
Spike Milligan Sir Nobonk and the Terrible, Awful, Dreadful, Naughty, Nasty Dragon Hobbs/Joseph 1982 First Edition First Printing Adhesive show-through at hinges, else Fine book in slightly torn Dust Jacket with a little erosion at the top of the spine and a little wear near the base of the rear fold Pictures by Carol Barker £10.00 ''... tells of the Kingdon of Rotten Custard ruled over by King Big-Twytt, a violent land where Knight fights against Knight. Aided and abetted by his grooms Big Bill and Little Willy, and by the Wizard of Nothing, the valiant Sir Nobonk sets off with a Dragon Trap to catch (not kill) a dragon... ''
John Moat Bartonwood Chatto & Windus 1978 Second Impression Bruised at top and base of spine, top page edges lightly foxed and page fore-edges lightly marked - Very Good book in like Dust Jacket. With illustrations by the Author £4.00 ''...The hero is a boy with a gift for riddles. Supported by his odd allies - an Infanta, a sea changeling, a Viking, and the mysterious Nosso - he fights with a clan of farmers, and against their weird dogs and chain-saws for the freedom of the wood... the story reaches its haunting showdown on Christmas Eve.''
Walter Moers The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear Being the demibiography of a seagoing bear, with numerous illustrations and excerpts from the 'Encyclopedia of the Marvels, Life Forms and Other Phenomena of Zamonia and its Environs' by Professor Abdullah Nightingale Secker & Warburg 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Translated by John Brownjohn & With Publisher's Promotion Sheet £10.00 ''... a bear with blue fur... a creature as unique as the fantastic adventures he undergoes. Unlike cats, which have only nine lives, bluebears have no less than twenty-seven. This is fortunate, because our hero is forever avoiding disaster by a paw's breadth... ''
Michael Molloy (Mike Molley) The Witch Trade The Chicken House 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Abbey and Spike are drawn into a world of witches... captive children, lost parents, and a quest to find Ice Dust - the source of magical power. With their strange new companions - Captain Starlight, Benbow he giant albatross, and Sir Chadwick Street, flamboyant Master of the Light Witches - they... do battle with an enemy darker and dirtier than they could have ever imagined... ''
Hugh Montgomery The Voyage of the Arctic Tern Walker 2002 First Edition Trade Issue Bruised at top of spine and front free end paper a little abraded else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Nick Poullis £5.00 ''... the ship's skipper, Bruno, cursed to a life of eternal wandering for a moment of greed and betrayal... a battle with an ancient adversary, the villainous pirate Mad Dog Morgan... Will good triumph over evil?... Vividly narrated in stirring verse... an extraordinary and epic adventure story... '' Lavishly illustrated in black & white.
Joshua Mowll Operation Red Jericho Walker2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''Shanghai 1920... Doug and Becca MacKensie anxiously await news of their missing parents... and stumble across a mysterious secret organisation. England 2002: Joshua Mowll inherits a remarkable archive of documents and painstakingly pieces together the extraordinary events that took place over eighty years earlier... '' The Guild Trilogy Book 1
Joshua Mowll Operation Red Jericho Walker2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine book in illustrated boards and elasticated band Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Shanghai 1920... Doug and Becca MacKensie anxiously await news of their missing parents... and stumble across a far greater mystery. England 2002: Joshua Mowll inherits a remarkable archive of documents and painstakingly pieces together the extraordinary events... ancient secret... astonishing adventure... far-reaching consequences... '' The Guild Trilogy Book 1
Joshua Mowll Operation Typhoon Shore Walker2006 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Edges lightly rubbed, rear panel slightly rubbed & a little bumped else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... Doug and Becca MacKensie's search for their missing parents must wait, but what part did the mysterious Guild play in their disappearance? And what is their uncle, Captain MacKensie, really searching for... '' The Guild Trilogy Book 2
Violet Needham The Changeling of Monte Lucio Collins 1946 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, top edge of front board and page edges a little foxed and faint crayon mark on front free end paper - Very Good book in slightly rubbed, marked and creased Dust Jacket with a couple of short tears Illustrated by Joyce Bruce £25.00 ''... the story of Philip, Count of Monte Lucio, and his twin brother Hugo... His guardians and relations, who cordially dislike him, are intriguing to depose him and set his twin brother in his place... Philip... also discovers a plot to oust both himself and Hugo... ''
Edith Nesbit The House of Arden New York Review Children's Collection 2006 - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, the lower edge of the front board and the lower front corner else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £5.00 ''The famous Arden family treasure has been missing for generations... Just before his tenth birthday, Edred inherits the title of Lord Arden; he also learns that the missing fortune will be his if... he can find it before he turns ten... the help of a magical talking creature, the temperamental Mouldiwarp, who leads them through a treasure hunt through the ages... ''
Patrick Ness Monsters of Men Chaos Walking: Book Three Walker 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and creased at top and base of spine, top front corner bruised and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and printed acetate film Dust Jacket £10.00 ''... Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each with the intent of destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape... ''
Linda Newbery Lost Boy Orion2005 First Edition First Printing Bruise at top of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''Matt is startled to see his own initials - M.L. - on a roadside shrine... he meets Robbo and Tig, who blame Wil Jones, the old man Matt's seen roaming the hills... the confused old man mistakes him for another lost boy... How many... are there? Why does Matt feel haunted... ''
Robert Newman The Shattered Stone Hutchinson 1976 First Edition in the UK First Printing Lower board edges slightly rubbed and previous owner's name on front fixed end paper else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''There were mysteries about their life within the forest that Neva and Iv did not understand. Why did an invisible barrier hold them there? Would they ever be allowed to leave?... they were restless... they sensed that they were being prepared for something... ''
Robert Newman The Testing of Tertius Hutchinson 1974 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and lower front corner, and slightly bumped at base of spine and lower rear corner and page edges a little marked and foxed else Fine book in slightly browned and creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In Europe a new Dark Power has arisen... a pigeon carrying a piece of parchment for the wizard Merlin landed exhausted... Tertius still had much to learn from his master. At birth he had, in error, been given the gift of future knowledge and although... well versed in such things as computers and lasers his ability with simple weather spells was not so good... '' Sequel to Merlin's Mistake
William Nicholson Noman The Third Book of The Noble Warriors Trilogy Egmont 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The legendary fighter monks are no more. The mighty warlord of Orlan has managed to destroy their fortress. Without a base or a leader, the Nomana's power has grown weak and the fighters have scattered... And so the hunt begins for a new leader... ''
William Nicholson Seeker The First Book of The Noble Warriors Egmont 2005 First Edition First Printing Edges lightly rubbed, front cover slightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''Seeker wants glory. Morning Star is looking for her mother... the Wildman is searching for the answers to questions he doesn't even know exist... united in their desire to join the Noble Warriors... ''
William Nicholson Seeker The First Book of The Noble Warriors Trilogy Egmont 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Seeker wants glory. Morning Star is looking for her mother... the Wildman is searching for the answers to questions he doesn't even know exist... united in their desire to join... the mysterious fighter monks known as the Noble Warriors... ''
William Nicholson The Wind on Fire Trilogy Mammoth/Egmont 2000-2 All Are First Edition First Printing (All with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) Bruised at top and/or base of spines and (volume 1) lower front corner else Fine copies in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. The Wind Singer Signed by the Author on the Title Page £80.00 ''In the walled city state of Amaranth, exams are everything. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the whole family to the harshest punishment. desperate to save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer... '' Scarce..
William Nicholson The Wind on Fire Trilogy Mammoth/Egmont 2000-2 All Are First Edition First Printing (All with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) Bruised at top and/or base of spines else Fine copies in like Dust Jacket. £50.00 ''In the walled city state of Amaranth, exams are everything. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the whole family to the harshest punishment. desperate to save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer... '' Scarce..
William Nicholson The Wind Singer Mammoth 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, lower front corner bruised, some page top corners slightly bumped and creased and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a touch of wear near the fold tips. £7.50 ''In the walled city state of Amaranth, exams are everything. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the whole family to the harshest punishment. desperate to save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer... '' First in the acclaimed trilogy.
Jenny Nimmo Midnight For Charlie Bone Egmont 2002 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly bumped, spine creased - Very Good book £15.00 ''Charlie doesn't want to believe it. He can hear people in photographs talking. What's happening to him? Why now? His horrible aunts are delighted with his new talent. They have plans for him... The way Charlie's life is about to change, he'll be lucky to live till Christmas.'' First of the series - Scarce
Jenny Nimmo Midnight For Charlie Bone Egmont 2002 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Lower front, and upper rear corners lightly creased else Fine book £80.00 ''Charlie doesn't want to believe it. He can hear people in photographs talking. What's happening to him? Why now? His horrible aunts are delighted with his new talent. They have plans for him... The way Charlie's life is about to change, he'll be lucky to live till Christmas.'' First of the series - Scarce
Jenny Nimmo Midnight For Charlie Bone Random House 2002 First Australian Edition First Printing (Paper) Light spine crease, stamp on top page edges and page edges lightly browned else Fine book £10.00 ''Charlie doesn't want to believe it. He can hear people in photographs talking. What's happening to him? Why now? His horrible aunts are delighted with his new talent. They have plans for him... The way Charlie's life is about to change, he'll be lucky to live till Christmas.'' First of the series.
Dennis Nolan The Castle Builder Macmillan 1987 Third Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine aqnd corners bruised else Fine book in like, slightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket with a short (10mm) tear at the lower edge of the front panel. £4.00 ''A little boy builds a massive elaborate sand castle on the beach. Stepping back to admire his creation, he is transported inside, where excitement and danger await... ''
Andre Norton (Also as Andrew North & Allen Weston) Brother To Shadows Avonova 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''At the end of the history of Ho-Le-Far Lair, a young Shadow named Jofre is cast out in disgrace - cruelly forsaken by the illustrious Brotherhood of spies, bodyguards and assassins to whom he has dedicated hi life... and damned to wander Asborgan alone... he is blood-oathed to... a gentle, reptilian knowledge-seeker on a quest to penetrate the mystery of time... ''
Andre Norton Exiles Of The Stars Longman 1972 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little marked and slightly bumped else Fine book in slightly worn and creased Dust Jacket. £20.00 ''As crew members of the Free Trader ship Lydis, Maelen, in the furred body of Vros, Krip Vorlund, who now walked as a Thassa, had to put down on the planet Thoth to find themselves in the middle of an explosive civil war... '' Sequel to Moon of Three Rings - scarce.
Mary O'Hara Green Grass of Wyoming Eyre & Spottiswoode 1947 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised and worn at top and base of spine and page edges and end papers badly foxed - around Very Good book in worn and slightly eroded, and page edges a little browned and marked Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... hailed as 'the best of her incomparable horse stories'... the canvas is wider, the incidents even faster and more dramatic, there is the hint of a delightfully handled young love story, and... the writer's brilliant handling of all her people, human and animal... ''
Kenneth Oppel This Dark Endeavour The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book One David Fickling 2011 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Victor's twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him... Victor enlists his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and her best friend Henry on a treacherous search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life. Impossible odds, dangerous alchemy and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest...
Panama Oxridge (???? Also as Adrian Poxmage & Paxman O'Gradie) The Tartan of Thyme Part Two Thyme Running Out Inside Pocket 2011 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by the Author £5.00 '''Thyme Running Out 'The cool, efficient voice of the inbuilt computer commenced its countdown, but Justin wasn't listening. Oblivious to the spirals of plasma swirling round the chronopod, he wondered how many of the Rules of Time Travel he'd just broken... ''
Christopher Paolini Eldest Inheritance Book Two Doubleday 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket.a littlr rubbed at the extremities £10.00 ''Darkness falls... Despair abounds... Evil reigns... Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship... the journey of a lifetime... But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn... ''
Christopher Paolini Eragon Doubleday 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges differentially browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed, first state Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy, perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling... '' Book One of the Inheritance trilogy.
Michelle Paver Spirit Walker Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Orion 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''A cry echoed through the Forest. He froze. It was not the yowl of a vixen, or a lynx seeking a mate. It was a man. Or something that had once been a man. With a creeping sense of dread, Torak watched the light between the trees begin to fail... '' Book Two.
Ludek Pesek Trap For Perseus Kestrel 1981 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges slightly browned & foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with tiny wear spot at the top of the spine £2.50 ''In the year 2275 Commander Steve Blair of the spacecraft Perseus III discovers from the Argo, a spaceship which slipped mysteriously from radio contact with Earth 200 years ago did not perish... the spaceship's 120,000 crew members have adapted to life in deep space... their old ideas of happiness and morality have also developed... ''
K. M. Peyton The Maplin Bird Oxford 1964 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, School Prize label on front free end paper and front free end paper and top page edges a little marked and foxed - Very Good book in slightly marked, worn and torn Dust Jacket with pricing sticker 'ghost'.. £7.50 ''Mr and Mrs Garland died in an epidemic of cholera and their two children were taken in by an uncle. To Toby and Emily, any sort of life seemed better than the gall and indignity of living with their uncle's brutal slave driving... there was Adam and the mystery of the Maplin Bird... heading with that ruthless, daring smuggler for France... ''
Meredith Ann Pierce Dark Moon Little, Brown 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and previous owner's name and date on front free end paper else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £30.00 ''He was the youngest prince the unicorns had ever known: Alijan son-of-Korr, Dark Moon. A silver crescent on his brow and a white star on his heel were tokens that one day he was destined to become the legendary Firebringer... a haunting, high-spirited fantasy full of magic and adventure, creating a stunning sequel to Birth of the Firebringer, the first in the trilogy...''
Meredith Ann Pierce The Darkangel Collins 1983 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The Darkangel. Aeriel remembered the first time she had seen the vampyre, a creature with more wings than she could count. They were jet, those wings, as deep as the sky. they drank the light and diminished it; they were wings of pure shadow... Never before had she seen a living being so cold and evil... or so compellingly handsome...''
Meredith Ann Pierce The Pearl Of The Soul Of The World Little, Brown 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''All the knowledge necessary to run the world is there in the small white pearl that glows in Aeriel's hand. ''All my sorcery,'' the ancient Ravenna had said, ''and you are about to be my envoy. It is left to you to save the world.''...'' Volume III of the Darkangel Trilogy.
Tamora Pierce Protector of the Small Lady Knight Random House 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a couple of page corner tips creased else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a couple of touches of wear at extremities £7.50 ''Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight. But it isn't turning out like she imagined at all... She is torn between a duty she has sworn and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of the war... ''
Daniel M. Pinkwater Jolly Roger A Dog of Hoboken Lothrop Lee 1985 First Edition First Printing Slight spine lean, faint damp-marking at lower board edges else Fine book in slightly worn and damp-rippled Dust Jacket £7.50 ''How Jolly Roger came to hoboken and became king of the waterfront has long been a matter of speculation and rumour. now, one who was there regales us with the tale... Jolly Roger's formative days on the Matilda Magoo and... his later adventures... where he met The Kid and Marvin the Ape and lived, for a time, in a car wash... ''
Daniel M. Pinkwater The Muffin Fiend Lothrop Lee 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with 3mm tear at the top edge of the front panel and 13 mm tear at the top of the rear fold £7.50 ''... the whole of Europe is muffinless, and Inspector Le Chat of the French Police has come to Vienna seeking help from... Mozart, the great composer and detective... Mozart's greatest case.''
Daniel M. Pinkwater The Worms of Kukumlima Dutton 1981 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed and browned Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''When Sir Charles Pelicanstein asked his old friend Seumas Finnegan stein, the inventor of the salami snap, to go on an African safari, there was just one conclusion... the expedition is searching for an intelligent earthworm and a place which may or may not be called Kukumlima... ''
Amanda Prantera The Kingdom Of Fanes Bloomsbury 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the story behind a fairy story. Magic Realism of the simplest kind... no goblins or wizards or talking animals or magic swords but... undernourished miners, crafty dark-age wheeler-dealers and a backwards, slightly furry population... a blonde and beautiful heroine... lead you into her unique and mesmerizing mountain world.''
Terry Pratchett Dodger Doubleday 2012 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top of spine and one tiny ink dot to page fore-edges else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows him. Anybody who is anybody doesn't. He used to know his future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, things start to get really messy... ''
Terry Pratchett The Bromeliad Doubleday 1998 First Combined Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners bruised, a few page corner tips creased and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no Outside. No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished... ''
Terry Pratchett The Witches Trilogy Gollancz/W. H. Smith 1994 First Combined Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a few tiny spots of wear £15.00 ''Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn't have... '' Scarce.
Terry Pratchett Wintersmith A Story of Discworld Doubleday 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake... And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're thirteen, but also just a little bit... cool!... ''
Susan Price A Sterkarm Kiss Scholastic 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and one page corner creased else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''FUP is one of the most advanced research companies in the world, and the jewel in its crown is operational again. The Time Tube: a direct link to five centuries past. But this time they know the risks... Now the 21st century men... are out to get what they can by guile. They're to be seen as peacemakers, universally loved, and above suspicion... ''
Susan Price Christopher Uptake Faber 1981 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Christopher Uptake, a joiner's son, was clever enough to win a University scholarship. But the conventional teaching bored him, the conventional religion repelled him; soon... he had... sold a play... atheism was a capital crime and his careless talk of it had laid him open to blackmail... '' 16th century historical..
Maggie Prince Here Comes A Candle To Light You To Bed Orion 1996 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Page edges a little browned and marked else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £5.00 ''Although she hardly knows him, Emily already feels part of Seth's mysterious world... one of trapped time, full of the terrified and terrifying victims of plague-ridden seventeenth London. How can Emily release herself from this fearful past? ''
Sarah Prineas The Magic Thief Book One Quercus 2008 First Edition First Printing Top front corner slightly rubbed else Fin book Illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo £5.00 ''... Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic. But for some reason he did not. Nevery takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a stone of his own... ''
Philip Pullman Count Karlstein or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman Doubleday 1991 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a shortish (11 mm) tear at the base of the spine and a little wear at the corners. Pictures by Patrice Aggs £35.00 ''Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! Who would go outside on All Souls' Eve, knowing that the Demon Huntsman is on the prowl? With his pack of ghostly hounds, he strikes terror into the hearts of the villagers of Karlstein... '' His 'first' novel originally published in 1982 - scarce also in this revised edition - and great fun!
Philip Pullman His Dark Materials III The Amber Spyglass Scholastic 2000 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Whitbread Award Winner) Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Lyra and Will... find themselves... facing even greater perils. But there are old friends who come to their aid... There are new allies... And there are new dangers, including a journey to the worst world of all... '' Third book of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy.
Philip Pullman His Dark Materials Northern Lights Scholastic 1995 First Edition First Printing (First State DJ - without Carnegie Medal sticker on D. J. front panel) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and one light spine crease else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a tiny triangle of material eroded from the base of the front fold. £1,500.00 ''A world where daemons swoop and scuttle along the streets of Oxford and London... where the mysterious Dust swirls invisibly through the air... and where one child knows secrets the adults would kill for... '' Scarce first book of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy.
Philip Pullman His Dark Materials Trilogy Ted Smart (2001) First Printing Smallish triangular paper chip (5mm-a-side) missing from one top page edge else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £25.00 ''Lyra and her daemon... The first four words of this extraordinary book tell us we are in a story like no other... '' His Dark Materials Trilogy - one of the most significant Young Adult series to be published...
Philip Pullman His Dark Materials Trilogy Scholastic 1995-2000 First Printing (Vol. 1 First Edition, Vols. 2 & 3 First UK Edition) Book 1: 6 page edges bumped (during production) and title page neatly removed Book 2: top page edges foxed Book 3: page edges lightly marked/browned. Dust Jacket of Book 1 slightly worn at the top of the first fold else Fine books in like Dust Jacket. £600.00 ''A world where daemons swoop and scuttle along the streets of Oxford and London... where the mysterious Dust swirls invisibly through the air... and where one child knows secrets the adults would kill for... '' His Dark Materials Trilogy - one of the most significant Young Adult series to be published for decades!
Philip Pullman I Was A Rat!... or The Scarlet Slippers Doubleday 1999 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and bumped at base of spine with a couple of spots of wear at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in laminated boards, as issued £100.00 ''I was a RAT! So insists Roger. Maybe it's not true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A money-spinning fairground freak? He is to Mr Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a downy card. That's what Billy hopes... ''
Philip Pullman The Scarecrow And His Servant Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice... until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head. The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came to life... a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas... terrifying dangers - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters... ''
Philip Pullman The Scarecrow And His Servant Knopf 2004 First Edition in the US First Printing Corners creased, covers lightly creased, edges slightly rubbed/worn - around Very Good Uncorrected Proof £10.00 ''When a bolt of lightning strikes a tattered scarecrow, he blinks with surprise - and comes to life. He's a courteous fellow with a generous spirit, a passion for adventure - and a small pea for a brain. Accompanied by Jack... the Scarecrow leaves his bird-scaring duties behind and seeks a life of excitement and glory... ''
Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife Scholastic 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing (With number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1) Bruised at base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the price removed £90.00 ''Will is twelve years old and he's just killed a man. Now he's on his own, on the run... Then Will steps through a window in the air into another world, and finds himself with a companion - a strange, savage little girl called Lyra. Like Will, she has a mission which she intends to carry out at all costs... '' Scarce second book of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy.
Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife Scholastic 1997 Second Printing (With number line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3) Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a light crease running the length of the spine panel £20.00 ''Will is twelve years old and he's just killed a man. Now he's on his own, on the run... Then Will steps through a window in the air into another world, and finds himself with a companion - a strange, savage little girl called Lyra. Like Will, she has a mission which she intends to carry out at all costs... '' Second book of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy.
Lucy Daniel Raby Nicolai of the North Hodder 2005 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed, and page edges a little browned - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof Illustrated by Ted Dewan £4.00 ''One Midwinter's Eve, many centuries ago, a miracle happened at the North Pole, when out of a chasm in the earth's core, the Elfin Kingdom was born... Now the kingdom is all but destroyed. Only Nicolai, the last Elf, is saved... when the evil Magda begins her terrifying onslaught on the children of the world, it is Nicolai alone who is able to stand up to her... ''
Celia Rees The Stone Testament Scholastic 2007 First Edition Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and board edges and top page edges marked (?coffee stain?) else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Zillah wakes up knowing everyone in the house is dead. Across the globe, the Children of the Sixth Dawn foresaw this day as the end of the world and made their choice. But she survived. Adam never knew his parents. Watching the strange news unfold, he is about to learn the secret of his birth, and his place within ancient mystery. The oldest evil is waiting... ''
Celia Rees The Wish House Macmillan 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In the scorching summer of 1976, on holiday in Wales, Richard meets the inhabitants of the Wish House... a famous artist... His sixteen-year-old daughter, Clio... The whole exuberant, talented Dalton clan amaze Richard... and Clio entrances him utterly... ''
Philip Reeve Here Lies Arthur Scholastic 2007 First Edition First Printing Light spine and rear cover crease and tiny tear at base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Together with Publisher's promotional literature £4.00 ''Gwyna's new master Myrddin says he's not an enchanter, yet he works his own kind of magic. He turns Gwyna from a slave-girl into a goddess, a boy, and a spy - and Arthur into a legend... ''
Philip Reeve Larklight or The Revenge of the White Spiders or To Saturn's Rings and Back! Bloomsbury 2006 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Light spine crease, upper rear corner slightly creased, corners lightly rubbed, small mark to page edges - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof (with illustrated covers) Decorated Throughout by David Wyatt £5.00 ''It was just another normal morning in space when disaster struck. My sister Myrtle (who was quite irritating, as girls generally can be) and I faced the most awful peril, and we hadn't even had breakfast... ''
Philip Reeve Mortal Engines Scholastic 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea... London is on the move again. The city has been lying low, skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground... A young assassin is hunting her own prey through the city... ''
Justin Richards The Death Collector Faber 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''When Eddie 'Dipper' Hopkins steals George Archer's Wallet he has no idea that he is about to enter a world of grave-robbing, assassins and zombies... in George's wallet is a clue to one of the biggest mysteries of all... that has remained hidden for millions of years... ''
Justin Richards The Invisible Detective The Paranormal Puppet Show Pocket Books 2003 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £5.00 ''... When fourteen-year-old Arthur Drake shelters from the rain in a dusty shop, the last thing he expects to find is the antique casebook of The Invisible Detective. It may have been written in the 1930's but it's in his handwriting... '' The first adventure...
Rick Riordan (Richard Russell Riordan, Jr) Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Puffin 2006 First Edition in the UK Third Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with a short strain at the top of the rear fold Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do... This summer, I didn't choose to battle the cheerleading squad, but when two hissing she=devils with fangs are heading straight for you, what's a half-blood meant to do?. That was just the beginning... '' Fourth in the series.
Rick Riordan (Richard Russell Riordan, Jr) Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Puffin 2006 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world. That's how it is when you're the son of Poseidon... '' Fifth (and last) in the series.
Rick Riordan (Richard Russell Riordan, Jr) Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book One The Lightning Thief Puffin 2006 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof (with illustrated covers) £10.00 'I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-Algebra Teacher; Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death; Grover Unexpectedly Loses His Pants; My Mother Teaches Me Bullfighting; I Play Pinochle with a Horse; I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom... '' First in the Series - basis for the film
Rick Riordan (Richard Russell Riordan, Jr) Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Puffin 2006 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & one page corner tip creased else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a short (3mm) split at the top of the rear panel adjacent to the spine. £10.00 ''Percy Jackson has had a quiet year. Not a single monster has set foot in his New York school. But when a game of dodgeball turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get... well, ugly... '' Second in the Series - basis for the film
Rick Riordan (Richard Russell Riordan, Jr) Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Puffin 2006 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof (with illustrated covers) £10.00 ''Percy Jackson has had a quiet year. Not a single monster has set foot in his New York school. But when a game of dodgeball turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get... well, ugly... '' Second in the Series - basis for the film
Katherine Roberts Song Quest Element 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and mark on lower edge of P. 52/3 else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with 7mm tear at top edge of rear panel and a little wear at the top of the rear fold Illustrated by Chris Down £5.00 ''... Trembling with excitement, she opened her eyes. At first they were only shadows under the surface, dark blurs that glimmered silver and green around the edges as they rippled closer. Then about fifty of them broke the water at once in a fountain of spray and flashing rainbow tails. Rialle caught her breath. They were even more beautiful than she'd imagined... ''
Meg Rosoff How I Live Now Penguin 2004 First Edition First Printing Lower rear corner slightly creased, small 'nick' to fore-edge of front cover, corners slightly rubbed, else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''Imagine the world exploding. A perfect summer blown apart. The summer I went to England to stay with my cousins everything changed. Part of that was because of the war... Mostly everything changed because of Edmond... It would be much easier to tell this story if it was all about a chaste and perfect love at an Extreme Time in History... ''
Meg Rosoff Just In Case Puffin 2006 First Edition First Printing Corners slightly rubbed, else Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''The day David Case saves his brother's life his whole world changes... he must hide, become an entirely new person to escape Fate... if he can. Will changing his name, his appearance, befriending an astrophysicist and gaining an imaginary pet be enough?... ''
Jean Ross The Martlet Box Canongate 1987 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & lower few mm of front panel slightly dusty else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Simon and Malcolm, cousins on holiday in Edinburgh, find themselves drawn into a mystery... the meeting with the beautiful and ageless Mrs Clarke, and their first experience of travelling back in time... the boys allow the age-old forces of good and evil to lead them, perilously, to the very edge of hell... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Bloomsbury 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued - and like 'Young Person' Dust Jacket £3.00 ''Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Bloomsbury 2000 First Edition First Printing (First Issue printed in England by Clays Printers. Contains 3 errors later corrected: P. 503 ''Dumbledore, come!'' spoken by Crouch; P. 579 James Potter exits Voldemort's wand before Lily; P. 594 ''The Imperius Curse, Moody said) Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued - and Fine Dust Jacket. £20.00 ''It is the summer holidays, and one night Harry Potter wakes up with his scar burning. He has had a strange dream, one that he can't help worrying about... until a timely invitation... arrives: to nothing less than the Quiddich World Cup! Soon Harry is... gasping at the thrills of an international Quiddich match. But then something horrible happens... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince Bloomsbury 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts... Disappearances, murder and an ominous chilling mist... Voldemort's army is swelling, and with it the Death Eaters are growing bolder and more deadly... the storm gathers strength... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Bloomsbury 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly faded at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the spine panel lightly faded £3.00 ''Harry Potter is about to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Bloomsbury 1999 First Edition Second Printing (Second Binding State With 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 J. K. Rowling, Clays Ltd., and no adverts at rear) Page edges lightly browned Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket, with a small crease at the top of the rear fold £25.00 ''Harry Potter... can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays! But that's not the only unusual thing about Harry; Harry's school is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Harry is a wizard! When Harry... Ron and Hermione, go back for their third year... the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Bloomsbury 1999 First Edition in Paperback First Printing (With Full Number Line) Corners slightly rubbed - Near Fine book £7.50 ''Harry Potter, along with his friends Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry... But... the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Bloomsbury 1999 Seventeenth Printing Bruised at top of spine & page edges lightly browned & marked else Fine book in laminated boards & like Dust Jacket - as issued. £5.00 ''Harry Potter is a very unusual boy. He can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays! But that's not the only unusual thing about Harry; Harry's school is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Harry is a wizard! When Harry... Ron and Hermione, go back for their third year... the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose... ''
Christopher Russell Brind Puffin 2005 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Bruised and slightly rubbed at top and base of spine and corners - Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''Discovered as a baby in a litter of hounds, kennel boy Brind is more dog than human. He understands dogs. He speaks to dogs. And most importantly, he leads them. but when Brind is torn from his pack in the midst of a bloody battle, he is suddenly thrown into a world more dangerous than the fiercest of his dogs - the world of men... ''
Jean Russell The Methuen Book of Sinister Stories Methuen 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Tony Ross £5.00 ''All of these twelve new stories are set in the present day and tell of strange and curious happenings that will send shivers down your spine... '' Stories by Adele Geras; Dennis Hamley; Joan Phipson; Joan Aiken; Jan And page edges slightly marked; Robert Swindells; Gene Kemp; Marjorie Darke; Ann Pilling and Patricia Miles
Louis Sachar Holes Bloomsbury 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) & slightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck, so he isn't too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys' detention centre... the boys must dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across, in the dried up lake bed. The Warden claims the labour is character building, but it is a lie. Stanley must dig up the truth... ''
Angie Sage Araminta Spook 1 My Haunted House Bloomsbury 2006 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrations by Jimmy Pickering £4.00 ''... Araminta Spook isn't like most girls her age. She lives in a huge and haunted house with her Uncle Drac and Aunt Tabitha and her greatest ambition is to meet a ghost. But Aunt Tabitha is determined to sell the house, and Araminta must think of a cunning way to stop her... '' First in the series
Angie Sage Septimus Heap Book One Magyk Bloomsbury 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and slightly bumped Dust Jacket. Illustrations by Mark Zug £7.50 ''An ExtraOrdinary Wizard mysteriously resigns. a young Queen is taken ill. A baby boy disappears. a baby girl is rescued from a snowy path in the woods. And all on the same night... The evil necromancer DomDaniel is plotting his comeback and a Major Obstacle resides in the Heap family... '' First of the series
Angie Sage Septimus Heap Book Three Physik Bloomsbury 2007 First Edition First Printing Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Mark Zug £7.50 ''When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to achieve ever-lasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus disappearance, and the talents of her son... a famous Alchemist... ''
Fay Sampson The Silent Fort Hale 2003 First Edition First Printing Lower front corner bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''The Roman army is invading Devon. In Hillforts and sacred groves, druids and warriors quarrel over the fate of their tribe... male and female druids compete for the soul of the tribe and the Roman legion marches relentlessly closer... ''
Malcolm Saville The Buckinghams at Ravenswyke Evans 1952 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and lower corners and page edges slightly foxed else Fine book in slightly creased and worn Dust Jacket with a little erosion at the tops of the folds Illustrated by Alice Bush £15.00 ''Juliet and Simon go to stay with Charles and his parents near Whitby... Mr. Renislau vanishes, and... the three children devite their time to solving the mystery of his sudden disappearance... '' Second in the Series
Malcolm Saville The Master of Maryknoll Evans 1950 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, light spine crease, blue cloth spottedly faded and page edges foxed - Good book in torn Dust Jacket with a couple of small missing chips Illustrated by Alice Bush £7.50 ''Charles Renislau, the 16-year-old son of a famous Polish conductor... plays the violin very well... meets the Buckinghams - Juliet, 15 and very pretty, a would-be actress, and her brother Simon... decide to join forces and spend the summer holidays seeking adventure and earning what they can... '' First in the Series
Hugh Scott Something Watching Walker 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... When Alice's mother is clearing out the loft, ready for the family's move from their chalet bungalow to an old castle, Alice sees the leopard-skin coat for the first time. And it makes her shudder. Attached to the coat is a label insisting that it be burned... out in the darkness, there is something watching and waiting. Something evil. Something monstrous... ''
Hugh Scott Why Weeps The Brogan? Walker 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... According to the clock in CENTRAL HALL the date is WED. 4 YEARS 81 DAYS FROM HOSTILITIES - marking another day in Saxon and Gilbert's ritualised existence. Saxon bakes, Gilbert brushes and together they leave their home in THE COFFEE SHOP to collect provisions... '' Evocative and memorable - winner of the Whitbread Children's novel 1989.
Marcus Sedgwick Blood Red Snow White Orion 2007 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''Deep in the snowy forest the great bear that is Russia wakes from a long sleep and marches to St. Petersburg to claim its birthright... the end for the Romanoffs and the dawn of a new era... One man was part of it all... Arthur Ransome... This is his story.''
Marcus Sedgwick Floodland Orion 2000 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Corners slightly rubbed else Fine book £5.00 ''Imagine that England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island... Zoe... survives there as best she can. Alone and desperate among the marauding gangs, she manages to digs a boat out of the mud and gets away to Eels Island. But Eels Island is full of danger too... ''
Marcus Sedgwick My Swordhand is Singing Orion 2006 First Edition First Printing Fine book in dust jacket a little creased at the top of the spine panel With 'Win a holiday to the Land of the Vampires' wraparound band £3.00 ''... In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and settle there as woodcutters. Tomas digs a channel of fast flowing waters around their hut... Peter doesn't understand why his father has done this nor why his father carries a long, battered box... a soulless enemy and a terrifying destiny... ''
Marcus Sedgwick My Swordhand is Singing Orion 2006 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''... In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and settle there as woodcutters. Tomas digs a channel of fast flowing waters around their hut... Peter doesn't understand why his father has done this nor why his father carries a long, battered box... a soul-less enemy and a terrifying destiny... ''
Marcus Sedgwick The Dark Flight Down Orion 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Boy has survived the terrors of life with the magician Valerian, dark magic and deadly chases through gloomy catacombs, but he is still on the run... '' Sequel to The Book of Dead Days
Marcus Sedgwick The Dark Flight Down Orion 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Boy has survived the terrors of life with the magician Valerian, dark magic and deadly chases through gloomy catacombs, but he is still on the run... '' Sequel to The Book of Dead Days
Marcus Sedgwick The Dark Horse Orion 2002 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket but for tarnishing of silver cover letters £5.00 ''A girl snatched from the wolves, a sealed box that can only be opened by one person, a sinister stranger nearing the end of his quest, and a boy destined to lead his clan are woven together into this riveting story of betrayal and ancient magic... ''
Marcus Sedgwick The Foreshadowing Orion 2005 First Edition First Printing Corners lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''It is 1915. Sasha Fox is seventeen years old and she has a terrible gift. She can see the future... horrors on the battlefields... what will happen to her brothers, Edgar and Tom... trapped by her tragic power. Cursed by a fate too awful to bear - for who wants to see the end of their own story... ?''
David Severn (David Storr Unwin) Forest Holiday Bodley Head 1946 First Edition First Printing Lower board edges a little bumped, top page edges a little dusty and small area of spine panel slightly faded - Very Good to Near Fine book in slightly torn Dust Jacket with half-fingernail sized piece missing from bade of spine Illustrated by J Kiddell-Monroe £7.50 ''Spring in the air; the forest carpeted with early flowers, and Crusoe camping out under the trees with his horse and caravan... the Easter holiday prospects were almost too good to be true!... a chain of adventures (or mis-adventures)... ''
Darren Shan Lord Loss HarperCollins 2005 First Edition First Printing Covers a little worn, creased and rubbed and page edges lightly browned - Good Uncorrected Proof £3.00 ''When Grubbs Grady first encounters Lord Loss and his evil minions, he learns three things the world is vicious, magic is possible, demons are real. He thinks he will never again witness such a terrible night of death and darkness. ... He is wrong.''
Bob Shaw Killer Planet Gollancz 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Verdia - the most mysterious, most dangerous, most deadly planet man has yet discovered; a remote most-shrouded world from which no one has ever returned... ''
Alan Shea The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin Chicken House 2008 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Corners slightly rubbed and light pressure mark on back cover else Fine Uncorrected Proof £3.00 ''Alice is growing up in post-war London: a grey world of old bomb sites. Her escape is her imagination... But when a new boy starts school, her mind begins playing tricks on her... whenever they are together the world becomes a more exciting place. A place where the things she imagines appear to become real... ''
Charles Sheffield The Heritage Universe Gollancz 1990-92 All are First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and/or base of spines else Fine books in like Dust Jacket, with the spine panels lightly faded. Vols. 2 & 3 with Publisher's Review Slips £20.00 Clute - ''The Heritage Universe sequence... fills much of the Universe with big dumb objects and sets in train a complex of plots hinging upon their decipherment and use''
Sharon Shinn The Safe-Keeper's Secret Viking 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with upper fold tips slightly rubbed. £7.50 ''Damiana is safe-keeper in the small village... Neighbours and strangers... come... in secret, to tell her things they dare not share... a mysterious visitor... arrives with... a newborn baby. Damiana... is expecting her own child... names him Reed and raises him... with her daughter... the years pass... ''
Jan Siegel (Amanda Hemmingway) Prospero's Children HarperCollins 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''A mysterious house in the remote Yorkshire moors awaits sixteen-year-old Fern and her brother... the old house gradually gives up its secrets their familiar world starts to fracture, giving access to a magical and corrupt land destroyed thousands of years ago... ''
Nicky Singer Feather Boy Collins 2002 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Page edges lightly browned else Fine book £5.00 ''... Robert is the class victim, the guy who's never picked for the team. so no-one is more surprised than Robert himself when a strange old lady sends him on a quest to solve the mystery of derelict Chance House. Legend has it that a boy once fell to his death from an upper window... To get the truth, Robert must learn what it really means to fly.'' Blue Peter book of the Year
Nicky Singer The Innocent's Story Oxford University Press 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''... When Cassina is blown up in a railway station bomb, life as she knows it is over. Except that she doesn't die. She becomes a para-spirit - a presence that can live in other people's minds. She can see their thoughts, feel their emotions. But they have no idea that she's there... ''
Matthew Skelton Endymion Spring Puffin 2006 First Edition First Printing Corners lightly rubbed and a light bump to the centre of the rear cover else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood. Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger... ''
William Sleator The Spirit House Heinemann 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a little erosion at the top of the front fold and a short split at the top of the rear fold. £5.00 ''Julie Kamen is definitely not looking forward to the arrival of her family's exchange student from Thailand... But Bia ... turns out to be handsome and sophisticated... her brother, Dominic... builds a traditional Thai spirit house... But Bia is afraid... ''
Gavin Smith DogFellow's Ghost Macmillan 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and top edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 A new century has begun and new fields of science are shaking man's longest-held beliefs. And on a tropical island, somewhere in the Pacific, new kinds of creature have been conceived. Yet the one who made them had disappeared, and for one of his creations the loss is unbearable: neither entirely man nor wholly animal, DogFellow is both more and less than the sum of his parts.
Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) A Series of Unfortunate Events Book the First A Bad Beginning Egmont 2001 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and a touch of wear at the corners else Fine book in laminated boards, as issued. Illustrated by Brett Helquist £7.50 ''... an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children... the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe... terrible news... a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast... ''
Justin Somper Vampirates Black Heart Simon & Schuster 2009 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed else Fine book £10.00 ''There's a new ship of vampirates roaming the seas, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake... Connor's twin sister... uncovers the truth about her family's past... she and Connor face a daunting and uncertain future... ''
Justin Somper Vampirates Blood Captain Simon & Schuster 2006 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Top and base of spine slightly rubbed, front corners slightly creased else Fine book £7.50 ''... For Connor, these are testing times aboard the notorious pirate ship... Meanwhile Grace and Lorcan journey to Sanctuary, a mountain retreat presided over by vampirate guru, Mosh Zu Kamal. If anyone can heal Lorca's blindness... ''
Justin Somper Vampirates Demons of the Ocean Simon & Schuster 2005 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly rubbed at top and base of spine and lower rear cover corner creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £7.50 ''The year is 2505. the oceans have risen. A new era of piracy is dawning. A vicious storm separates twins Connor and Grace Tempest, destroying their boat... Picked up by one of the more notorious pirate ships, Connor soon finds himself wielding a cutlass... Grace finds herself aboard a more mysterious ship... '' First of the series.
Justin Somper Vampirates Tide of Terror Simon & Schuster 2006 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed else Fine book £7.50 ''... Connor Tempest may only be fourteen but he's taken to the life of a pirate like a duck to water. But his loyalties are divided.. Grace Tempest isn't finding the pirate life so appealing. She cannot shake the feeling that all is not well on the vampirate ship she left behind... ''
John Stephens The Emerald Atlas The Books of Beginning Doubleday 2011 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with an 11 mm tear at the top of the front fold. £4.00 ''They were snatched from their beds... all memories of their parents have faded... in the eerily silent Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something strange going on... an old leather book... and ancient magical prophecy... the adventure of several lifetimes... to worlds outside their own... ''
Mary Stewart A Walk in Wolf Wood Hodder & Stoughton 1980 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the corners £7.50 ''... a story which combines adventure with magic. the romance of a time-slip into castle life of the Germany of the Middle Ages... John and Margaret are offered the choice of whether they go into great danger or not, and on that choice may depend a release from enchantment... ''
Paul Stewart Beyond the Deepwoods The Edge Chronicles Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & slightly bumped at base of spine & lower corners, page edges a little marked & a faint ink smudge at the top edge of the rear panel - Very Good to Near Fine book in slightly worn & creased Dust Jacket a little damp-marked on the inside. Signed and Personalised by the Author & Illustrator and with a double-page, signed drawing by the illustrator. £150.00 ''Dark and deeply mysterious, the Deepwoods are home to many fantastical peoples and creatures... beyond the Deepwoods lie further harsh and perilous lands: the Edgelands, a barren wasteland of swirling mists and nightmares, the enchanting but treacherous Twilight Woods, the stinking, desolate landscape of the Mire... ''
Paul Stewart Beyond the Deepwoods The Edge Chronicles Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Advertising Flyer £50.00 ''Dark and deeply mysterious, the Deepwoods are home to many fantastical peoples and creatures... beyond the Deepwoods lie further harsh and perilous lands: the Edgelands, a barren wasteland of swirling mists and nightmares, the enchanting but treacherous Twilight Woods, the stinking, desolate landscape of the Mire... ''
Paul Stewart Beyond the Deepwoods The Edge Chronicles Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof in Proof Dust Jacket, a little crumpled and creased where Jacket extended over the proof. With Publisher's Promotional Letter £100.00 ''Dark and deeply mysterious, the Deepwoods are home to many fantastical peoples and creatures... beyond the Deepwoods lie further harsh and perilous lands: the Edgelands, a barren wasteland of swirling mists and nightmares, the enchanting but treacherous Twilight Woods, the stinking, desolate landscape of the Mire... ''
Paul Stewart Blobheads Macmillan 2003 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped & rubbed at top & base of spine, a few light spots on top page edges & page edges lightly browned else Fine book. Signed and Personalised by the Author & Illustrator. £7.50 ''... Blobheads are PURPLE, WEIRD ALIENS from THE PLANET BLOB Zerek, Kerek and Derek are on a VERY important mission. They're looking for the High Emperor of the Universe. His nose oozes green stuff. He smells pongy. He's less than a year old. And they think they will find him in Billy Barnes bathroom... ''
Paul Stewart Fergus Crane Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed by the Illustrator on the Title Page £7.50 ''... the Daring Exploits of Fergus Crane and his amazing journey to the Emerald Sea... ''
Paul Stewart Midnight Over Sanctaphrax Book 3 Of The Edge Chronicles Doubleday 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & lower corners, previous owner's name on front free end paper & page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Far over the Edge, a mighty storm is brewing - a whirling vortex of immense power and unimaginable ferocity that is essential to the survival of the Edgelands... in its path is Sanctaphrax - a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain... ''
Paul Stewart The Immortals Doubleday 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & top edge of rear board slightly bumped & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Nate Quarter is a lowly lamplighter in the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods, until treachery forces him to flee for his life... In far-off Hive - the spectacular city founded by the goblin tribes - the clan leaders are preparing for war. And out beyond the dread Nightwoods... a one-eyed waif jealously guards the life-giving waters of the mystical Riverrise spring... ''
David Lee Stone The Illmoor Chronicles The Shadewell Shenanigans Hodder & Stoughton 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page and with special bookmark £10.00 ''Groan Teethgrit and Gordo Goldaxe have looted one village too many, and now the Lords of Illmoor are baying for their blood. Can Duke Modeset, exiled Lord of Dullitch, devise a plan clever enough to topple the duo AND Groan's equally reckless half-brother?... ''
Noel Streatfeild Far To Go Collins 1976 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, small smudge on front free end paper and page edges marked else Fine book in rubbed and slightly creased Dust Jacket with the price removed and a small puncture in the front flap £5.00 ''... Margaret Thursday, fresh from her performance in Little Lord Fauntleroy... to London to star in a new play... It was inevitable that the Matron of the orphanage where Margaret had spent part of her childhood... should hear of her; and soon a rumour spread that Matron was determined to kidnap Margaret... '' Sequel to Thursday's Child.
Jonathan Stroud The Amulet of Samarkand Book 1 of the Bartimaeus Trilogy Doubleday 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to do nothing more taxing than a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge... Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians... ''
Jonathan Stroud The Bartimaeus Trilogy Doubleday 2003-5 All Are First Edition First Printing (Three Volumes) Bruised/slightly bumped at top and/or base of spines else Fine copies in like Dust Jacket £22.50 ''... When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to do nothing more taxing than a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge... Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians... ''
Showell Styles A Sword for Mr Fitton Faber 1975 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Acting-Lieutenant Michael Fitton lived and fought in the same period as Horatio Nelson... the amazing story of Michael Fitton's Caribbean sea-fights... encounters and sea-duels as desperate as any in historical fiction - yet, all of them, historical fact... ''
Rosemary Sutcliff Bonnie Dundee Bodley Head 1983 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a light damp stain at the top edge of the rear panel and the spine-panel browns faded. £5.00 ''... a memorable picture of seventeenth-century Scotland and a portrait of one of its great Jacobite heroes whose name has lived over the centuries in story and in song... ''
Rosemary Sutcliff The Light Beyond The Forest The Quest for the Holy Grail Bodley Head 1979 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and lightly faded at top and base of spine, pages lightly marked else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket. Decorations by Shirley Felts £10.00 ''... many would die, or fail in the trials that were to beset them... it would prove a turning point in the lives of the greatest of the Round Table champions, Sir Lancelot and his son Galahad.''
Rosemary Sutcliff The Road to Camlann Bodley Head 1981 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine, pages lightly browned and previous owner's name on front end paper, else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... begins with the arrival of... Mordred at Camelot... the stage is set for the tragedy that will bring down the Fellowship of the Round Table and give reign to the forces of darkness in Britain that Arthur had striven for so many years to repel.''
Robert Swindells World-Eater Hodder & Stoughton 1987 Pages slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''On the night of the big storm a mysterious new planet appears in the sky... Scientific probes reveal some incredible facts about this planet: its surface is a thin, smooth crust and it has a liquid interior. It is unlike any other planet known to man. It is Orville who... realises the truth about the planet's true nature. But will anyone believe him... ''
G. P. Taylor Mariah Mundi The Midas Box Faber 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Fresh out of school, young Mariah... is to assist the magician in... stage shows... Below ground, between the slimy, green-dripping walls of the basement is where the magic-show equipment is kept - and lurking in an Egyptian sarcophagus among scuttling sea-creatures is a secret that draws Mariah into the path of villainy and possible death.''
G. P. Taylor Shadowmancer Faber 2003 First Trade Edition First Printing (Paper) (With Number Line 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1) Page edges bruised else Fine book £15.00 ''... a world of superstition, magic and witchcraft where nothing can be taken for granted... Obediah Demurral is a sorcerer who is seeking to control the highest power in the Universe. He will stop at nothing. The only people in his way are Raphah, Kate, Thomas - and the mysterious Jacob Crane... '' Highly regarded first novel.
G. P. Taylor Tersias Faber 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''London is living through dark times and Magnus Malachi, a magician, is closely guarding his latest moneyspinner - Tersias, a blind boy who can see into the future... but is he a force for good or evil? And can he ever rid himself of the dark spirit that torments his soul?''
J. R. R. Tolkien Bilbo's Last Song Hutchinson 2002 First Printing Fine book in a fine Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. £5.00 Slim small-octavo 32-page book Song/Poem with Notes on the Pictures. ''... Bilbo Baggins, famous Hobbit adventurer and saviour of the one ring, arrives at the Grey Havens to board the White Ship on its journey west... ''
Roderick Townley Into The Labyrinth Simon & Schuster 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and across top board edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Princess Sylvie and her fellow fairy-tale characters can't believe it when the storybook they are part of becomes a smash hit bestseller. They have to rush to get to their place in the story every time a new reader... opens the book... soon the story is even uploaded onto the Web... But when words get changed round... their electronic world is in danger of destruction... '' Sequel to The Great Good Thing
Roderick Townley The Great Good Thing Simon & Schuster 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Sylvie has been a twelve-year-old princess for more than 80 years, ever since the novel she lives in was first printed... when a new reader gazes down into Chapter One, Sylvie breaks an important rule... she looks at the Reader. Worse still, she gets to know the Reader... Sylvie enters the girl's dreams and discovers a new and exciting world... ''
John Rowe Townsend King Creature, Come Oxford University Press 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £3.50 '''...I think, myself, it began the day I saw the Creature prowling around the garbage...' From that day, Vector, the narrator... found all his inherited assumptions about the nature of Creatures being called into question...''
Steve Voake The Dreamwalker's Child Faber 2005 First Edition First Printing Pale impression/mark on front board and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the front fold. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Sam Palmer hates living in the country... a bizarre bicycle crash leaves his body in a coma... Sam wakes in Aurobon... Dark forces led by the brutal Odoursin need him... Aided by the fearless Skipper - an adrenalin-loving girl pilot... on the run from insects the size of fighter pilot jets... Sam must join the battle against Odoursin... ''
Steve Voake The Starlight Copnspiracy Faber 2007 First Edition First Printing A little rubbed at the extremities - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''... Alone and on the run from Social Services, 14-year-old Berry has nowhere to go. Until she meets an old man who entrusts her with a package containing a mysterious item that has unbelievable power... other people also want the item and will stop at nothing to get it... ''
Cynthia Voigt When She Hollers Scholastic 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The knowledge hurts. It claws at her insides like a disease, like a tumour. The shame burns. Like acid eating at her stomach. Like a fire that ignites in this air, engulfing her... that's why Tish got the knife. She feels it cool against her ankle... she is not going to take it from him anymore... ''
Hugh Walters (Walter Llewellyn Hughes) First Contact? Faber & Faber 1971 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and foxed else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, lightly worn along the top edge. £40.00 ''Mysterious radio signals were being received from the planet Uranus... a two-ship expedition... Chris Godfrey... Serge, Morrey and Tony... the signals... produced violent headaches... before long he was preparing to land his ship on Ariel, one of the moons of Uranus... to face the most astounding experience of his career... '' Scarce.
Hugh Walters (Walter Llewellyn Hughes) First Contact? Nelson 1973? First Edition in the US First Printing - Weekly Reader Book Club Slightly bumped and worn at top and base of spine and page edges browned and smoke(?)-darkened - Very Good book in pictorial boards - as issued £5.00 ''For long months the two spaceships had hung seemingly motionless. In reality they were streaking along on their prearranged path toward one of the few planets that man had not yet visited - Uranus... ''
Hugh Walters Passage To Pluto Nelson ???? First Edition in the US A touch of wear at top and base of spine and lower corners and top page edges lightly age-darkened and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''The mysterious Planet X out beyond Pluto had never been noticed before... The questions... were to be answered... one of their fuel tanks had been destroyed. There was no way for them to return home... Planet X, only 720 yards in diameter
Walter Wangerin, Jr. The Book Of The Dun Cow Allen Lane 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the animals of Chanticleer's kingdom basked in the pleasures of peace and harmony, unaware... that they were God's keepers of Wyrm, dreadful monster and embodiment of evil... ''
Nick Warburton Zartan as told to Nick Warburton by Armpits the Second Black 1988 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Peter Cottrill £5.00 ''As an ant Zartan is a washout. Not surprisingly, being brought up by ants in the jungle has confused him. But, fortunately, Lord Greycoat mounts an expedition in search of his long lost son... ''
Sylvia Waugh The Mennyms Julia MacRae 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner damp marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with damp-marking at lower front corner on the inside (no show-through). £10.00 ''The Mennyms are a devoted family living together at No. 5 Brocklehurst Grove. It is a big household in which five children are eternally fussed over by their mother... No. 5 is home to a stunning deception... It isn't just the elusive Miss Quigley, lurking in the cupboard under the stairs... It is a far more dangerous secret... '' First of the series.
Beth Webb Star Dancer The Book of Air Macmillan 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The Goddess has warned the druids of evil to come... an untimely shower of stars will mark the birth of one who can stem the tide... Raven-haired and green-eyed, her name is Tegen... a ruthless enemy plots to destroy the Star Dancer and let evil out... '' First of the series.
Robert Westall Futuretrack 5 Kestrel 1983 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''Henry Kitson makes his first mistake when he scores a hundred percent in his exams... Promoted to Tech, he is equipped with a white coat and a clipboard and becomes one of that small body who keep the country's computerised living-systems going. His second mistake is going on the razzle... Kitson becomes pinball champion and meets blonde, leather-clad Keri... ''
Robert Westall Gulf Methuen 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. £5.00 '''So there we were; until last year we'd have called ourselves an ordinary English family. I mean you may think that Figgis was pretty odd - the way he could get so upset about an injured squirrel... or be so knowledgeable about the South Seas... And then it happened... and it was as if Figgis became another boy... a boy in the Gulf... ''
Robert Westall Rachel and the Angel and other stories Macmillan 1986 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £10.00 ''... A new collection for young adults of fantastic, chilling and extraordinary stories from a master storyteller.'' Urn Burial; Peckforton Hill; The Death of Wizards; The Big Rock Candy Mountain; Rachel and the Angel; A Nose Against the Glass and Artist on Aramor
Scott Westerfeld Leviathan Simon Pulse 2009 First Edition First Printing Top corners slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof Illustrated by Keith Thompson £5.00 ''... Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife have just been assassinated... the powers align themselves in two opposing philosophies: Either you're a CLANKER, who puts faith in machinery... or you're a DARWINIST, who... begins evolving living creatures into tools to advance society... ''
Terence Hanbury White The Master Cape 1957 First Edition First Printing Slight spine lean, and page edges foxed and lightly browned else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket with a couple of short tears and a few touches of wear £15.00 ''... an island, a small, lonely but not deserted one... inhabited, as the twins who chance to be marooned there soon discover... by super-civilised beings... ''
Carole Wilkinson Dragon Keeper Macmillan 2006 First Edition First Printing A little rubbed at the extremities - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £3.00 ''Ping is a slave in a remote royal palace. Her cruel master neglects his duties as Imperial Dragonmaster... Soon only the ancient and wise Long Danzi remains. His fate is sealed - until Ping comes to his rescue. Now fugitives, Ping and Danzi embark on a perilous journey, their most precious cargo a mesmerising, beautiful dragon stone... ''
Jay Williams The Day of the Kraken Gollancz 1978 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''... bitter enmity has grown up between two peoples, the Vollings and the Tyrnings... a Volling is sent on a peace mission... he is warned that a great danger threatens Vollings and Tyrnings alike. The kraken... has woken and seeks to destroy the earth... ''
Amabel Williams-Ellis Out Of This World 1 Blackie 1969 Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly rubbed/marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the price removed and Publisher's 17/- Net sticker on the front flap £7.50 Foreword by Bertrand Russell; Arthur C. Clarke's Breaking Strain; John Wyndham's No Place Like Earth; Arthur Porges' The Ruum; John Kippax's Friday; Murray Leinster's The Middle of the Week after Next; Fredric Brown's Placet is a Crazy Place; Ian Williamson's Chemical Plant and Jack Vance's Men of the Ten Books
Amabel Williams-Ellis Out Of This World 10 An Anthology of Science Fiction Blackie 1973 First Edition First Printing Lightly bumped at top and base of spine, small biro 'R' on the front free end paper and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with the spine panel background lightly faded, and the lower tip of the front fold slightly eroded £5.00 Hal Clement's Uncommon Sense; Frank M. Robinson's The Girls From Earth; John Wyndham's A Long Spoon; Italo Calvino's Games Without End; Isaac Asimov's The Feeling of Power; Charles Harness' The Chess-players; A. E. Van Vogt's The Great Judge; Gilbert Phelps' The Winter People; H. A. Hargreaves' Dead to the World & Peter Philips' Dreams Are Sacred. Scarce
Maud Willis The Bionic Woman: A Question of Life Allan Wingate 1977 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, pages browned, else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 Based on the TV Series The Bionic Woman, which was based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin. This novel adapted from the episodes 'Claws' and 'Canyon of Death'.
Patrick Wood Viaduct Child Scholastic 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''The orphaned Dushma lives in the arch of a railway viaduct with her unsympathetic Aunt Megan. Officially a non-person... she spends her time exploring the tangle of streets beneath the viaduct and the outlandish, labyrinthine St Gotha's Cathedral... When police raid her home, Dushma... finds refuge in the forgotten passageways of the city's underground railway... ''
Chris Wooding Storm Thief Scholastic 2006 First Edition First Printing Light crease at lower front cover corner and rubbed at the extremities - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''In the midst of the ocean is the city of Orokos. No one can enter and no one has ever left. At its heart lies the Fulcrum, source of the probability storms... that change whatever they touch, rearranging streets, turning children into statues of glass... the Storm Thief... in possession of an unknown artifact... that everybody wants... ''
Chris Wooding The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray Scholastic 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... Foul things lurk within the labyrinth of the Old Quarter, and those who venture out at night are easy prey. Prey for the wolves and murderers that stalk the crooked streets, and for creatures more deadly - the wytch-kin... behind the façade of wealth and charity that surrounds the uppermost level of society lies a terrifying pact... '' The Old Ones MAY return... !
Patricia C. Wrede Calling on Dragons The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book Three Harcourt Brace 1993 Later Printing Slightly bumped & rubbed at top & base of spine & page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a little damp-staining inside at the base of the spine (no show-through) £4.00 ''Its name was Killer and it stalked the Enchanted Forest. Of course it was just a rabbit. But then it metamorphosed into a blue donkey. After that it grew wings. At last it became insubstantial. And it was the very last of Cimorene's problems... ''
Patricia C. Wrede Talking to Dragons The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Book Four Harcourt Brace 1993 Later Printing Slightly bumped & rubbed at top & base of spine & page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top of the spine (no show-through) £4.00 Revised from the 1985 version - Clute - ''... A delightful high fantasy with an Alice-in Wonderland mood... '' ''Daystar has never seen his mother, Cimorene, actually perform magic. Nor has he ever known her to enter the Enchanted Forest... until a wizard shows up at their cottage... Cimorene melts the unsavoury fellow... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Bogie Beast Crowswing 2003 First Edition Second Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page & with matching bookmark £5.00 ''... you will discover imaginary fairy kingdoms to rival Discworld, Hogwarts and Deptford with a host of hilarious, weird new characters... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Curse of Caldazar Crowswing 2004 First Edition Second Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page & with matching bookmark £3.00 ''... is the third... Jesse, enters the Spiral Gate to the unknown fairy kingdoms to search for a cure to awaken her grandmother, but there are dark, bloodsucking forces desperate to stop her... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Curse of Caldazar Crowswing 2004 First Edition First Printing Limited State (No 501/2500) Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... is the third... Jesse, enters the Spiral Gate to the unknown fairy kingdoms to search for a cure to awaken her grandmother, but there are dark, bloodsucking forces desperate to stop her... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Golden Glow Crowswing 2003 First Edition Third Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, front free end paper damp-rippled else Fine book in like, slightly crumpled, Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Although Jesse Jameson is not a wizard or a witch, she has two rather unusual gifts for a child who is almost eleven. Firstly she can see into the future... Secondly... she finds out that she is a changeling... ''
Sean Wright Jesse Jameson and the Vampire Vault Crowswing 2004 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. 1203 of 1500) Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a longish (50 mm) strain in the front gutter. £4.00 ''... Jesse... is trapped in the vampire populated, Naargapire, a banished land where vampires hunt blood both night and day... But has Jesse... with her awesome transformational powers - finally met her match... Or will she somehow defeat the thousands of dark Vampire Lords waiting... '' Book 4 in the Series
Sean Wright The Twisted Root of Jaarfinder & Dark Tales of Time and Space Crowswing 2004/5 First Edition First Printing (Paper) (Two Volumes) Fine books Signed by the Author on the Title Pages £5.00 For the two. ''Lia-Va is an eighteen year old addict - a black sword-wielding princess who has claimed her throne... by killing her father in bloody battle... '' ''Nineteen year old Joey Steffano is dead... murdered with a single silver dollar... He is on a slow train to the mysterious Journey's End, accompanied by the newly dead... ''
Patricia Wrightson The Dark Bright Water Hutchinson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped and worn at top and base of spine and corners and page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Wirrun, the Aborigine boy, was working in a pub when the summons came from his People... they had noticed strange things happening... And the spirits were wandering far from their proper places… Wirrun... had dealt with the land and its spirits before, and was known as a Hero...Wirrun was unwilling to go... he had troubles of his own... ''
Carlos Ruiz Zafon The Prince of Mist Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2010 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Small wear spot at top of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Translated by Lucia Graves £7.50 ''It is 1943 and the winds of war are sweeping across Europe. Max Carver's father - an eccentric watchmaker and inventor - has decided to move ... to an old wooden house on the coast. But as soon as they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. Max discovers a garden filled with eerie statues; his sisters are plagued by unsettling dreams and voices... ''
Timothy Zahn Dragon And Soldier The Second Dragonback Adventure Starscape 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Strange things are happening... and people and events are not always what they seem. Jack and Draycos will need all their wits and talents... if they are going to survive... ''
Timothy Zahn Dragon And Thief Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and small bump to a few top page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... two outcasts: Jack Morgan, a teen on his own who is wanted for a crime he didn't commit, and Draycos, a dragon who is the sole survivor of a battle with a space fleet intent on annihilating everyone from his homeworld...
Gabrielle Zevin Elsewhere Bloomsbury 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine, light spine crease and slightly rubbed at the extremities - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £3.00 '' '... I'm just a girl who forgot to look both ways before she crossed the street.'... woven around touching and charming relationships... a novel of hope, of redemption and (literally) of re-birth... tells of sadness with heartbreaking honesty and of love and happiness with uplifting brilliance... '' This author's first book

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