Bringing old books back to life

Anne here, pondering the changes e-books have brought to my reading and buying habits. I've always been a voracious reader and re-reader, and a big buyer of books. I do love libraries, and use my local ones often, but when I love a book, I want to own it. And if I love an author I want all their books living in my house, there to be taken down whenever the impulse takes me.

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I remember when I first discovered Eva Ibbotson, I borrowed them one by one from the library. But then my library started culling books, and when several favorite books disappeared forever I decided to buy my own copies. But to my dismay, the Eva Ibbotson books for adults were all out of print. There was no alternative but to use the web to track down secondhand copies. I paid a fortune for some of those copies, some of them former library editions, most from the US and UK and of course, the postage was ridiculous. But the books were gold so I didn't begrudge a cent.

Then the books were reissued in paperbacks, some with changed titles, and classed as young adult fiction—which they aren't. And so, to be safe, I bought new paperback copies to lend out to friends. I wanted them as e-books, too, but for a long time the e-books weren't available. Recently however, they've become available, so yippee — I've been buying up all her adult titles again (and some of her children's books, too.)

Above is my collection. (You will note that there are two copies of a Song for Summer, because the paperback is almost falling apart) and my copy of A Countess Below Stairs isn't in the pile. I will have to search for it. Chances are I've pressed it on a friend, as it's one of my faves. And will be theirs, I expect. Curses!) 

What a treat to be able to buy beloved novels again. I look through my bookshelves and so many favorite books are missing — my own fault, because I have a habit of pressing books on friends, saying "Oh you must read this, it's wonderful." And then I forget who has which book, and they forget to return it and then there are gaps in my bookshelves and the books are out of print and I am left bereft.

Think of the pleasure we've all had when favorite authors like Mary Jo and Pat and others reissued their books as e-books (and some as audio books — see Mary Jo's recent post.) I remember reading them both in library editions long before I ever met them. In those days it was almost impossible to buy US published historical romance in Australia. But now I'm steadily buying up those books as e-books. WarfieldBride

My mother grew up reading Zane Grey and Louis Lamour, but by the time I was curious enough to read them, they were well out of print. But now they're back as e-books, available forever. She also used to read Elizabeth Cadell and those books have come back to life as e-books, reissued by Elizabeth Cadell's estate. I find such things enormously heartening.

But there are plenty of authors who have not been republished in digital editions. Bronwyn Williams, for instance — she has a few available, but not her book The Warfield Bride which is one of my favorites. I hope it's coming soon.

So are there books you would love to see reissued in e-format? Let's make a list. And with any luck, the authors or their publishers might sit up and take notice.

 

230 thoughts on “Bringing old books back to life”

  1. I loved Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, among others and some of them are very bedraggled now. They have re-released them as e-books but I am very resistant to buying an ebook for $12.99 when I purchased the hard copy years ago for less than $10. I don’t trust ebooks because Amazon doesn’t let you own them, but “licences” them. Aside from which, I can’t afford 2 dozen ebooks at that price.

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  2. I loved Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, among others and some of them are very bedraggled now. They have re-released them as e-books but I am very resistant to buying an ebook for $12.99 when I purchased the hard copy years ago for less than $10. I don’t trust ebooks because Amazon doesn’t let you own them, but “licences” them. Aside from which, I can’t afford 2 dozen ebooks at that price.

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  3. I loved Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, among others and some of them are very bedraggled now. They have re-released them as e-books but I am very resistant to buying an ebook for $12.99 when I purchased the hard copy years ago for less than $10. I don’t trust ebooks because Amazon doesn’t let you own them, but “licences” them. Aside from which, I can’t afford 2 dozen ebooks at that price.

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  4. I loved Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, among others and some of them are very bedraggled now. They have re-released them as e-books but I am very resistant to buying an ebook for $12.99 when I purchased the hard copy years ago for less than $10. I don’t trust ebooks because Amazon doesn’t let you own them, but “licences” them. Aside from which, I can’t afford 2 dozen ebooks at that price.

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  5. I loved Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, among others and some of them are very bedraggled now. They have re-released them as e-books but I am very resistant to buying an ebook for $12.99 when I purchased the hard copy years ago for less than $10. I don’t trust ebooks because Amazon doesn’t let you own them, but “licences” them. Aside from which, I can’t afford 2 dozen ebooks at that price.

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  6. Anne, was a lovely post. I was completely thrilled to discover that Sapere in the UK were re-issuing Alice Chetwynd Ley’s traditional Regencies and even managed to pick up a few books in e-format that I’d never found in print. I’d love to see Dinah Dean’s books re-issued.

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  7. Anne, was a lovely post. I was completely thrilled to discover that Sapere in the UK were re-issuing Alice Chetwynd Ley’s traditional Regencies and even managed to pick up a few books in e-format that I’d never found in print. I’d love to see Dinah Dean’s books re-issued.

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  8. Anne, was a lovely post. I was completely thrilled to discover that Sapere in the UK were re-issuing Alice Chetwynd Ley’s traditional Regencies and even managed to pick up a few books in e-format that I’d never found in print. I’d love to see Dinah Dean’s books re-issued.

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  9. Anne, was a lovely post. I was completely thrilled to discover that Sapere in the UK were re-issuing Alice Chetwynd Ley’s traditional Regencies and even managed to pick up a few books in e-format that I’d never found in print. I’d love to see Dinah Dean’s books re-issued.

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  10. Anne, was a lovely post. I was completely thrilled to discover that Sapere in the UK were re-issuing Alice Chetwynd Ley’s traditional Regencies and even managed to pick up a few books in e-format that I’d never found in print. I’d love to see Dinah Dean’s books re-issued.

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  11. I think it’s wonderful that so many of these out of print books are being re-issued, especially in e-book form. While many of Alice Chetwynd Ley’s books are being issued, one of my favorites, A REGENCY SCANDAL still has not been. I check Amazon periodically – it’s still not there (sigh).

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  12. I think it’s wonderful that so many of these out of print books are being re-issued, especially in e-book form. While many of Alice Chetwynd Ley’s books are being issued, one of my favorites, A REGENCY SCANDAL still has not been. I check Amazon periodically – it’s still not there (sigh).

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  13. I think it’s wonderful that so many of these out of print books are being re-issued, especially in e-book form. While many of Alice Chetwynd Ley’s books are being issued, one of my favorites, A REGENCY SCANDAL still has not been. I check Amazon periodically – it’s still not there (sigh).

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  14. I think it’s wonderful that so many of these out of print books are being re-issued, especially in e-book form. While many of Alice Chetwynd Ley’s books are being issued, one of my favorites, A REGENCY SCANDAL still has not been. I check Amazon periodically – it’s still not there (sigh).

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  15. I think it’s wonderful that so many of these out of print books are being re-issued, especially in e-book form. While many of Alice Chetwynd Ley’s books are being issued, one of my favorites, A REGENCY SCANDAL still has not been. I check Amazon periodically – it’s still not there (sigh).

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  16. The books I keep checking for ebooks published are for the most part traditional Regencies from the 90’s. Also the novellas from the many Regency anthologies that were released at the time. I have been so happy to find the re-releases of many of these stories by Pat and Mary Jo. I was excited yesterday when I found a recent re-release of a particular Mary Balogh novella.
    The other author I have been hoping for more ebook releases for is Victoria Holt. Only one of my favorites has been e-published so I am hoping for more soon.

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  17. The books I keep checking for ebooks published are for the most part traditional Regencies from the 90’s. Also the novellas from the many Regency anthologies that were released at the time. I have been so happy to find the re-releases of many of these stories by Pat and Mary Jo. I was excited yesterday when I found a recent re-release of a particular Mary Balogh novella.
    The other author I have been hoping for more ebook releases for is Victoria Holt. Only one of my favorites has been e-published so I am hoping for more soon.

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  18. The books I keep checking for ebooks published are for the most part traditional Regencies from the 90’s. Also the novellas from the many Regency anthologies that were released at the time. I have been so happy to find the re-releases of many of these stories by Pat and Mary Jo. I was excited yesterday when I found a recent re-release of a particular Mary Balogh novella.
    The other author I have been hoping for more ebook releases for is Victoria Holt. Only one of my favorites has been e-published so I am hoping for more soon.

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  19. The books I keep checking for ebooks published are for the most part traditional Regencies from the 90’s. Also the novellas from the many Regency anthologies that were released at the time. I have been so happy to find the re-releases of many of these stories by Pat and Mary Jo. I was excited yesterday when I found a recent re-release of a particular Mary Balogh novella.
    The other author I have been hoping for more ebook releases for is Victoria Holt. Only one of my favorites has been e-published so I am hoping for more soon.

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  20. The books I keep checking for ebooks published are for the most part traditional Regencies from the 90’s. Also the novellas from the many Regency anthologies that were released at the time. I have been so happy to find the re-releases of many of these stories by Pat and Mary Jo. I was excited yesterday when I found a recent re-release of a particular Mary Balogh novella.
    The other author I have been hoping for more ebook releases for is Victoria Holt. Only one of my favorites has been e-published so I am hoping for more soon.

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  21. What a great topic, Anne! Like you, I have a pile of Eva Ibbotsons; A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS was the first I read and still perhaps my favorite.
    E-books have been a godsend to readers, though I admit there’s something a little slippery about them as compared to hard copy. But an ebook is way better than not having the story at all.
    A lot of romance writers have taken advantage of the ebook revolution to indie re-publish older books for which we have the rights. Availability of older books is all about who controls the rights, and is the rights holder plugged into the ebook universe? Which means some great books will stay unavailable, unfortunately.

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  22. What a great topic, Anne! Like you, I have a pile of Eva Ibbotsons; A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS was the first I read and still perhaps my favorite.
    E-books have been a godsend to readers, though I admit there’s something a little slippery about them as compared to hard copy. But an ebook is way better than not having the story at all.
    A lot of romance writers have taken advantage of the ebook revolution to indie re-publish older books for which we have the rights. Availability of older books is all about who controls the rights, and is the rights holder plugged into the ebook universe? Which means some great books will stay unavailable, unfortunately.

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  23. What a great topic, Anne! Like you, I have a pile of Eva Ibbotsons; A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS was the first I read and still perhaps my favorite.
    E-books have been a godsend to readers, though I admit there’s something a little slippery about them as compared to hard copy. But an ebook is way better than not having the story at all.
    A lot of romance writers have taken advantage of the ebook revolution to indie re-publish older books for which we have the rights. Availability of older books is all about who controls the rights, and is the rights holder plugged into the ebook universe? Which means some great books will stay unavailable, unfortunately.

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  24. What a great topic, Anne! Like you, I have a pile of Eva Ibbotsons; A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS was the first I read and still perhaps my favorite.
    E-books have been a godsend to readers, though I admit there’s something a little slippery about them as compared to hard copy. But an ebook is way better than not having the story at all.
    A lot of romance writers have taken advantage of the ebook revolution to indie re-publish older books for which we have the rights. Availability of older books is all about who controls the rights, and is the rights holder plugged into the ebook universe? Which means some great books will stay unavailable, unfortunately.

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  25. What a great topic, Anne! Like you, I have a pile of Eva Ibbotsons; A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS was the first I read and still perhaps my favorite.
    E-books have been a godsend to readers, though I admit there’s something a little slippery about them as compared to hard copy. But an ebook is way better than not having the story at all.
    A lot of romance writers have taken advantage of the ebook revolution to indie re-publish older books for which we have the rights. Availability of older books is all about who controls the rights, and is the rights holder plugged into the ebook universe? Which means some great books will stay unavailable, unfortunately.

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  26. Authors I would love see come to ebook:
    Jan Coxe Speas, especially My Lord Moncrief
    Celeste Dr Blasis,
    Thomas Costain
    Elsie Lee, especially Nabob’s Widow
    Gillian Bradshaw’s older books
    Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series.
    Roberta Gellis works that are not in ebook
    Isabelle Holland
    There are other authors whose other works are coming to ebook. I snatch those u assoonas they appear. Most of the wenches, Edith Layton, Mary Balogh and others.

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  27. Authors I would love see come to ebook:
    Jan Coxe Speas, especially My Lord Moncrief
    Celeste Dr Blasis,
    Thomas Costain
    Elsie Lee, especially Nabob’s Widow
    Gillian Bradshaw’s older books
    Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series.
    Roberta Gellis works that are not in ebook
    Isabelle Holland
    There are other authors whose other works are coming to ebook. I snatch those u assoonas they appear. Most of the wenches, Edith Layton, Mary Balogh and others.

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  28. Authors I would love see come to ebook:
    Jan Coxe Speas, especially My Lord Moncrief
    Celeste Dr Blasis,
    Thomas Costain
    Elsie Lee, especially Nabob’s Widow
    Gillian Bradshaw’s older books
    Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series.
    Roberta Gellis works that are not in ebook
    Isabelle Holland
    There are other authors whose other works are coming to ebook. I snatch those u assoonas they appear. Most of the wenches, Edith Layton, Mary Balogh and others.

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  29. Authors I would love see come to ebook:
    Jan Coxe Speas, especially My Lord Moncrief
    Celeste Dr Blasis,
    Thomas Costain
    Elsie Lee, especially Nabob’s Widow
    Gillian Bradshaw’s older books
    Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series.
    Roberta Gellis works that are not in ebook
    Isabelle Holland
    There are other authors whose other works are coming to ebook. I snatch those u assoonas they appear. Most of the wenches, Edith Layton, Mary Balogh and others.

    Reply
  30. Authors I would love see come to ebook:
    Jan Coxe Speas, especially My Lord Moncrief
    Celeste Dr Blasis,
    Thomas Costain
    Elsie Lee, especially Nabob’s Widow
    Gillian Bradshaw’s older books
    Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series.
    Roberta Gellis works that are not in ebook
    Isabelle Holland
    There are other authors whose other works are coming to ebook. I snatch those u assoonas they appear. Most of the wenches, Edith Layton, Mary Balogh and others.

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  31. Wonderfu post! I second the concern about renting the books. As I’ve said before (maybe here?); if I accidentally buy two printed books, I can give one away. If I do the same with e-books, my only choices are between keeping both or throwing one away – NOT acceptable.
    I also second the know-to-me names listed above. Are many of the Rosemary Sutcliffe books out? And Madeleine l’engle?

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  32. Wonderfu post! I second the concern about renting the books. As I’ve said before (maybe here?); if I accidentally buy two printed books, I can give one away. If I do the same with e-books, my only choices are between keeping both or throwing one away – NOT acceptable.
    I also second the know-to-me names listed above. Are many of the Rosemary Sutcliffe books out? And Madeleine l’engle?

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  33. Wonderfu post! I second the concern about renting the books. As I’ve said before (maybe here?); if I accidentally buy two printed books, I can give one away. If I do the same with e-books, my only choices are between keeping both or throwing one away – NOT acceptable.
    I also second the know-to-me names listed above. Are many of the Rosemary Sutcliffe books out? And Madeleine l’engle?

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  34. Wonderfu post! I second the concern about renting the books. As I’ve said before (maybe here?); if I accidentally buy two printed books, I can give one away. If I do the same with e-books, my only choices are between keeping both or throwing one away – NOT acceptable.
    I also second the know-to-me names listed above. Are many of the Rosemary Sutcliffe books out? And Madeleine l’engle?

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  35. Wonderfu post! I second the concern about renting the books. As I’ve said before (maybe here?); if I accidentally buy two printed books, I can give one away. If I do the same with e-books, my only choices are between keeping both or throwing one away – NOT acceptable.
    I also second the know-to-me names listed above. Are many of the Rosemary Sutcliffe books out? And Madeleine l’engle?

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  36. This may be a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted but keep a look out for sales (Bookbub has been fruitful for me) and maybe use a service like eReaderIQ to follow McCaffrey. By taking this approach my Pern e-book collection now numbers 7 titles and the average price I’ve paid is £1.99. I’m also collecting Bookbub sales of Terry Pratchett and am up to 8 Discword titles (at £0.99 or £1.99 per book).
    Of course, you are not helped by USA e-book prices – at least for trad published works – often being significantly higher than I have to pay in the UK. Finally, you don’t actually have to trust Amazon, you just make sure you have a back up copy of the file (with the help of Calibre and Apprentice Alf you strip the DRM and, if you wish, convert it to be read on an e-reader of you choice). I don’t claim that this is exactly legal but it is certainly ethical as long as you don’t pass the files on to anyone else.

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  37. This may be a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted but keep a look out for sales (Bookbub has been fruitful for me) and maybe use a service like eReaderIQ to follow McCaffrey. By taking this approach my Pern e-book collection now numbers 7 titles and the average price I’ve paid is £1.99. I’m also collecting Bookbub sales of Terry Pratchett and am up to 8 Discword titles (at £0.99 or £1.99 per book).
    Of course, you are not helped by USA e-book prices – at least for trad published works – often being significantly higher than I have to pay in the UK. Finally, you don’t actually have to trust Amazon, you just make sure you have a back up copy of the file (with the help of Calibre and Apprentice Alf you strip the DRM and, if you wish, convert it to be read on an e-reader of you choice). I don’t claim that this is exactly legal but it is certainly ethical as long as you don’t pass the files on to anyone else.

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  38. This may be a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted but keep a look out for sales (Bookbub has been fruitful for me) and maybe use a service like eReaderIQ to follow McCaffrey. By taking this approach my Pern e-book collection now numbers 7 titles and the average price I’ve paid is £1.99. I’m also collecting Bookbub sales of Terry Pratchett and am up to 8 Discword titles (at £0.99 or £1.99 per book).
    Of course, you are not helped by USA e-book prices – at least for trad published works – often being significantly higher than I have to pay in the UK. Finally, you don’t actually have to trust Amazon, you just make sure you have a back up copy of the file (with the help of Calibre and Apprentice Alf you strip the DRM and, if you wish, convert it to be read on an e-reader of you choice). I don’t claim that this is exactly legal but it is certainly ethical as long as you don’t pass the files on to anyone else.

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  39. This may be a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted but keep a look out for sales (Bookbub has been fruitful for me) and maybe use a service like eReaderIQ to follow McCaffrey. By taking this approach my Pern e-book collection now numbers 7 titles and the average price I’ve paid is £1.99. I’m also collecting Bookbub sales of Terry Pratchett and am up to 8 Discword titles (at £0.99 or £1.99 per book).
    Of course, you are not helped by USA e-book prices – at least for trad published works – often being significantly higher than I have to pay in the UK. Finally, you don’t actually have to trust Amazon, you just make sure you have a back up copy of the file (with the help of Calibre and Apprentice Alf you strip the DRM and, if you wish, convert it to be read on an e-reader of you choice). I don’t claim that this is exactly legal but it is certainly ethical as long as you don’t pass the files on to anyone else.

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  40. This may be a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted but keep a look out for sales (Bookbub has been fruitful for me) and maybe use a service like eReaderIQ to follow McCaffrey. By taking this approach my Pern e-book collection now numbers 7 titles and the average price I’ve paid is £1.99. I’m also collecting Bookbub sales of Terry Pratchett and am up to 8 Discword titles (at £0.99 or £1.99 per book).
    Of course, you are not helped by USA e-book prices – at least for trad published works – often being significantly higher than I have to pay in the UK. Finally, you don’t actually have to trust Amazon, you just make sure you have a back up copy of the file (with the help of Calibre and Apprentice Alf you strip the DRM and, if you wish, convert it to be read on an e-reader of you choice). I don’t claim that this is exactly legal but it is certainly ethical as long as you don’t pass the files on to anyone else.

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  41. I’d love to see Dinah Deans books reissued as well I used to love them. Caroline Courtney is an other I miss. I have picked up most of the Alice Chetwynd-Leys and a few Sheila Walsh and Mira Stables as well

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  42. I’d love to see Dinah Deans books reissued as well I used to love them. Caroline Courtney is an other I miss. I have picked up most of the Alice Chetwynd-Leys and a few Sheila Walsh and Mira Stables as well

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  43. I’d love to see Dinah Deans books reissued as well I used to love them. Caroline Courtney is an other I miss. I have picked up most of the Alice Chetwynd-Leys and a few Sheila Walsh and Mira Stables as well

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  44. I’d love to see Dinah Deans books reissued as well I used to love them. Caroline Courtney is an other I miss. I have picked up most of the Alice Chetwynd-Leys and a few Sheila Walsh and Mira Stables as well

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  45. I’d love to see Dinah Deans books reissued as well I used to love them. Caroline Courtney is an other I miss. I have picked up most of the Alice Chetwynd-Leys and a few Sheila Walsh and Mira Stables as well

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  46. My Mom was a librarian and had a library in her house. My heart broke as I culled it because I can’t keep as many as she did. I did keep all of her Georgette Heyer’s, got rid of her Christie’s (I have my own copies), and added Eckert (a former professor of mine). Now her shelves have Balough, Burrows, Sneaky Pie Brown, Gracie, Hoyt, Maron, Putney, Penrose, Rowling, Sparks, and my beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder among many more. I haven’t gotten into e-books much as the smell and weight of print books is comforting to me. Once I can afford multiple electronic devises, the convenience of having a book at my fingertips will be very tempting. I’ll probably read through some of Mom’s old favorites again then.

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  47. My Mom was a librarian and had a library in her house. My heart broke as I culled it because I can’t keep as many as she did. I did keep all of her Georgette Heyer’s, got rid of her Christie’s (I have my own copies), and added Eckert (a former professor of mine). Now her shelves have Balough, Burrows, Sneaky Pie Brown, Gracie, Hoyt, Maron, Putney, Penrose, Rowling, Sparks, and my beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder among many more. I haven’t gotten into e-books much as the smell and weight of print books is comforting to me. Once I can afford multiple electronic devises, the convenience of having a book at my fingertips will be very tempting. I’ll probably read through some of Mom’s old favorites again then.

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  48. My Mom was a librarian and had a library in her house. My heart broke as I culled it because I can’t keep as many as she did. I did keep all of her Georgette Heyer’s, got rid of her Christie’s (I have my own copies), and added Eckert (a former professor of mine). Now her shelves have Balough, Burrows, Sneaky Pie Brown, Gracie, Hoyt, Maron, Putney, Penrose, Rowling, Sparks, and my beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder among many more. I haven’t gotten into e-books much as the smell and weight of print books is comforting to me. Once I can afford multiple electronic devises, the convenience of having a book at my fingertips will be very tempting. I’ll probably read through some of Mom’s old favorites again then.

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  49. My Mom was a librarian and had a library in her house. My heart broke as I culled it because I can’t keep as many as she did. I did keep all of her Georgette Heyer’s, got rid of her Christie’s (I have my own copies), and added Eckert (a former professor of mine). Now her shelves have Balough, Burrows, Sneaky Pie Brown, Gracie, Hoyt, Maron, Putney, Penrose, Rowling, Sparks, and my beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder among many more. I haven’t gotten into e-books much as the smell and weight of print books is comforting to me. Once I can afford multiple electronic devises, the convenience of having a book at my fingertips will be very tempting. I’ll probably read through some of Mom’s old favorites again then.

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  50. My Mom was a librarian and had a library in her house. My heart broke as I culled it because I can’t keep as many as she did. I did keep all of her Georgette Heyer’s, got rid of her Christie’s (I have my own copies), and added Eckert (a former professor of mine). Now her shelves have Balough, Burrows, Sneaky Pie Brown, Gracie, Hoyt, Maron, Putney, Penrose, Rowling, Sparks, and my beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder among many more. I haven’t gotten into e-books much as the smell and weight of print books is comforting to me. Once I can afford multiple electronic devises, the convenience of having a book at my fingertips will be very tempting. I’ll probably read through some of Mom’s old favorites again then.

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  51. You have my sympathy regarding duplicate e-book purchases. If you catch them early enough it’s easy to return them but if you don’t …
    Alice Chetwynd Ley who has been mentioned in previous comments requires special care to avoid duplicate purchases as she is mixed up in the mess resulting from the voluntary liquidation of Endeveavour Press and older purchases do not get the “You purchased this item on …” banner across the Amazon product page (at least in the UK, I’m not sure about elsewhere).
    And in answer to your question, on amazon.uk there are about 30 Kindle books by Rosemary Sutcliffe.

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  52. You have my sympathy regarding duplicate e-book purchases. If you catch them early enough it’s easy to return them but if you don’t …
    Alice Chetwynd Ley who has been mentioned in previous comments requires special care to avoid duplicate purchases as she is mixed up in the mess resulting from the voluntary liquidation of Endeveavour Press and older purchases do not get the “You purchased this item on …” banner across the Amazon product page (at least in the UK, I’m not sure about elsewhere).
    And in answer to your question, on amazon.uk there are about 30 Kindle books by Rosemary Sutcliffe.

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  53. You have my sympathy regarding duplicate e-book purchases. If you catch them early enough it’s easy to return them but if you don’t …
    Alice Chetwynd Ley who has been mentioned in previous comments requires special care to avoid duplicate purchases as she is mixed up in the mess resulting from the voluntary liquidation of Endeveavour Press and older purchases do not get the “You purchased this item on …” banner across the Amazon product page (at least in the UK, I’m not sure about elsewhere).
    And in answer to your question, on amazon.uk there are about 30 Kindle books by Rosemary Sutcliffe.

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  54. You have my sympathy regarding duplicate e-book purchases. If you catch them early enough it’s easy to return them but if you don’t …
    Alice Chetwynd Ley who has been mentioned in previous comments requires special care to avoid duplicate purchases as she is mixed up in the mess resulting from the voluntary liquidation of Endeveavour Press and older purchases do not get the “You purchased this item on …” banner across the Amazon product page (at least in the UK, I’m not sure about elsewhere).
    And in answer to your question, on amazon.uk there are about 30 Kindle books by Rosemary Sutcliffe.

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  55. You have my sympathy regarding duplicate e-book purchases. If you catch them early enough it’s easy to return them but if you don’t …
    Alice Chetwynd Ley who has been mentioned in previous comments requires special care to avoid duplicate purchases as she is mixed up in the mess resulting from the voluntary liquidation of Endeveavour Press and older purchases do not get the “You purchased this item on …” banner across the Amazon product page (at least in the UK, I’m not sure about elsewhere).
    And in answer to your question, on amazon.uk there are about 30 Kindle books by Rosemary Sutcliffe.

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  56. I wish I could wave a magic wand and create ebook versions of everything. Especially if someone could guarantee that they will still be accessible even if companies go out of business—which is one of my worries about ebooks.
    Ideally, ebooks would be a wonderful way to preserve books, and paperbacks do not have a very long life. I have hardcover books that are fifty or more years old and in fine condition, but not many paperbacks last that well. And then there are the books that are out of print and vanish. Maybe some of them don’t really deserve preservation, but who knows?
    I would love to have ebook copies of old classic mysteries—maybe all those green Penguins to start. (Is anyone from Penguin Random House listening?)

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  57. I wish I could wave a magic wand and create ebook versions of everything. Especially if someone could guarantee that they will still be accessible even if companies go out of business—which is one of my worries about ebooks.
    Ideally, ebooks would be a wonderful way to preserve books, and paperbacks do not have a very long life. I have hardcover books that are fifty or more years old and in fine condition, but not many paperbacks last that well. And then there are the books that are out of print and vanish. Maybe some of them don’t really deserve preservation, but who knows?
    I would love to have ebook copies of old classic mysteries—maybe all those green Penguins to start. (Is anyone from Penguin Random House listening?)

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  58. I wish I could wave a magic wand and create ebook versions of everything. Especially if someone could guarantee that they will still be accessible even if companies go out of business—which is one of my worries about ebooks.
    Ideally, ebooks would be a wonderful way to preserve books, and paperbacks do not have a very long life. I have hardcover books that are fifty or more years old and in fine condition, but not many paperbacks last that well. And then there are the books that are out of print and vanish. Maybe some of them don’t really deserve preservation, but who knows?
    I would love to have ebook copies of old classic mysteries—maybe all those green Penguins to start. (Is anyone from Penguin Random House listening?)

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  59. I wish I could wave a magic wand and create ebook versions of everything. Especially if someone could guarantee that they will still be accessible even if companies go out of business—which is one of my worries about ebooks.
    Ideally, ebooks would be a wonderful way to preserve books, and paperbacks do not have a very long life. I have hardcover books that are fifty or more years old and in fine condition, but not many paperbacks last that well. And then there are the books that are out of print and vanish. Maybe some of them don’t really deserve preservation, but who knows?
    I would love to have ebook copies of old classic mysteries—maybe all those green Penguins to start. (Is anyone from Penguin Random House listening?)

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  60. I wish I could wave a magic wand and create ebook versions of everything. Especially if someone could guarantee that they will still be accessible even if companies go out of business—which is one of my worries about ebooks.
    Ideally, ebooks would be a wonderful way to preserve books, and paperbacks do not have a very long life. I have hardcover books that are fifty or more years old and in fine condition, but not many paperbacks last that well. And then there are the books that are out of print and vanish. Maybe some of them don’t really deserve preservation, but who knows?
    I would love to have ebook copies of old classic mysteries—maybe all those green Penguins to start. (Is anyone from Penguin Random House listening?)

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  61. I second wanting Elsie Lee ebooks. I do love all her books – the contemporaries and the Regencies.
    D.E. Stevenson is another author I would like more eBooks to come out for. Especially some of her harder to find, way too pricey used print books. That is when you can find a copy.
    I just went and looked on Amazon and lo and behold several more ebooks for her came out in Jan this year. There are 2 box sets that are very reasonably priced where you get 5 books total.
    I was thinking of the fragile nature of print books the other day. I figure 30 more years for me, maybe 35 (that gets me to the 90 to 95 year old range). That is all my books have to last for. If it is only me reading them, I can deal with pages starting to come out.
    There is one book I have from when I was 12 or 14 that I love reading that is completely falling apart. (It got soaked during a thunderstorm that collapsed the tent I was in.) It is very very pricey if you do find a print copy so I’ve stuck to my old, ratty copy. I at least have it.

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  62. I second wanting Elsie Lee ebooks. I do love all her books – the contemporaries and the Regencies.
    D.E. Stevenson is another author I would like more eBooks to come out for. Especially some of her harder to find, way too pricey used print books. That is when you can find a copy.
    I just went and looked on Amazon and lo and behold several more ebooks for her came out in Jan this year. There are 2 box sets that are very reasonably priced where you get 5 books total.
    I was thinking of the fragile nature of print books the other day. I figure 30 more years for me, maybe 35 (that gets me to the 90 to 95 year old range). That is all my books have to last for. If it is only me reading them, I can deal with pages starting to come out.
    There is one book I have from when I was 12 or 14 that I love reading that is completely falling apart. (It got soaked during a thunderstorm that collapsed the tent I was in.) It is very very pricey if you do find a print copy so I’ve stuck to my old, ratty copy. I at least have it.

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  63. I second wanting Elsie Lee ebooks. I do love all her books – the contemporaries and the Regencies.
    D.E. Stevenson is another author I would like more eBooks to come out for. Especially some of her harder to find, way too pricey used print books. That is when you can find a copy.
    I just went and looked on Amazon and lo and behold several more ebooks for her came out in Jan this year. There are 2 box sets that are very reasonably priced where you get 5 books total.
    I was thinking of the fragile nature of print books the other day. I figure 30 more years for me, maybe 35 (that gets me to the 90 to 95 year old range). That is all my books have to last for. If it is only me reading them, I can deal with pages starting to come out.
    There is one book I have from when I was 12 or 14 that I love reading that is completely falling apart. (It got soaked during a thunderstorm that collapsed the tent I was in.) It is very very pricey if you do find a print copy so I’ve stuck to my old, ratty copy. I at least have it.

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  64. I second wanting Elsie Lee ebooks. I do love all her books – the contemporaries and the Regencies.
    D.E. Stevenson is another author I would like more eBooks to come out for. Especially some of her harder to find, way too pricey used print books. That is when you can find a copy.
    I just went and looked on Amazon and lo and behold several more ebooks for her came out in Jan this year. There are 2 box sets that are very reasonably priced where you get 5 books total.
    I was thinking of the fragile nature of print books the other day. I figure 30 more years for me, maybe 35 (that gets me to the 90 to 95 year old range). That is all my books have to last for. If it is only me reading them, I can deal with pages starting to come out.
    There is one book I have from when I was 12 or 14 that I love reading that is completely falling apart. (It got soaked during a thunderstorm that collapsed the tent I was in.) It is very very pricey if you do find a print copy so I’ve stuck to my old, ratty copy. I at least have it.

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  65. I second wanting Elsie Lee ebooks. I do love all her books – the contemporaries and the Regencies.
    D.E. Stevenson is another author I would like more eBooks to come out for. Especially some of her harder to find, way too pricey used print books. That is when you can find a copy.
    I just went and looked on Amazon and lo and behold several more ebooks for her came out in Jan this year. There are 2 box sets that are very reasonably priced where you get 5 books total.
    I was thinking of the fragile nature of print books the other day. I figure 30 more years for me, maybe 35 (that gets me to the 90 to 95 year old range). That is all my books have to last for. If it is only me reading them, I can deal with pages starting to come out.
    There is one book I have from when I was 12 or 14 that I love reading that is completely falling apart. (It got soaked during a thunderstorm that collapsed the tent I was in.) It is very very pricey if you do find a print copy so I’ve stuck to my old, ratty copy. I at least have it.

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  66. Years ago when I found Mary Balogh, I bought her out of print in furious bidding wars on eBay. I consoled myself about the prices I paid for some with the idea that I could always re-sell if I needed to do so. Now Mary is republishing in ebook form many, many of those old titles at reasonable prices. There must be some eBay bid losers out there laughing up a storm. Identifying one’s favorite authors on a site like BookBub pays off every now and again when they list a sale on some particular book. I’m not usually patient enough to wait, but once in awhile…. I also have a long “want” list on Amazon and some of those are offered at special prices now and again.

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  67. Years ago when I found Mary Balogh, I bought her out of print in furious bidding wars on eBay. I consoled myself about the prices I paid for some with the idea that I could always re-sell if I needed to do so. Now Mary is republishing in ebook form many, many of those old titles at reasonable prices. There must be some eBay bid losers out there laughing up a storm. Identifying one’s favorite authors on a site like BookBub pays off every now and again when they list a sale on some particular book. I’m not usually patient enough to wait, but once in awhile…. I also have a long “want” list on Amazon and some of those are offered at special prices now and again.

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  68. Years ago when I found Mary Balogh, I bought her out of print in furious bidding wars on eBay. I consoled myself about the prices I paid for some with the idea that I could always re-sell if I needed to do so. Now Mary is republishing in ebook form many, many of those old titles at reasonable prices. There must be some eBay bid losers out there laughing up a storm. Identifying one’s favorite authors on a site like BookBub pays off every now and again when they list a sale on some particular book. I’m not usually patient enough to wait, but once in awhile…. I also have a long “want” list on Amazon and some of those are offered at special prices now and again.

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  69. Years ago when I found Mary Balogh, I bought her out of print in furious bidding wars on eBay. I consoled myself about the prices I paid for some with the idea that I could always re-sell if I needed to do so. Now Mary is republishing in ebook form many, many of those old titles at reasonable prices. There must be some eBay bid losers out there laughing up a storm. Identifying one’s favorite authors on a site like BookBub pays off every now and again when they list a sale on some particular book. I’m not usually patient enough to wait, but once in awhile…. I also have a long “want” list on Amazon and some of those are offered at special prices now and again.

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  70. Years ago when I found Mary Balogh, I bought her out of print in furious bidding wars on eBay. I consoled myself about the prices I paid for some with the idea that I could always re-sell if I needed to do so. Now Mary is republishing in ebook form many, many of those old titles at reasonable prices. There must be some eBay bid losers out there laughing up a storm. Identifying one’s favorite authors on a site like BookBub pays off every now and again when they list a sale on some particular book. I’m not usually patient enough to wait, but once in awhile…. I also have a long “want” list on Amazon and some of those are offered at special prices now and again.

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  71. Thanks for another enjoyable post, Anne. I volunteered today at my public library and shelved two books by Elizabeth Cadell, so it was timely to see mention of her name above!

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  72. Thanks for another enjoyable post, Anne. I volunteered today at my public library and shelved two books by Elizabeth Cadell, so it was timely to see mention of her name above!

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  73. Thanks for another enjoyable post, Anne. I volunteered today at my public library and shelved two books by Elizabeth Cadell, so it was timely to see mention of her name above!

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  74. Thanks for another enjoyable post, Anne. I volunteered today at my public library and shelved two books by Elizabeth Cadell, so it was timely to see mention of her name above!

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  75. Thanks for another enjoyable post, Anne. I volunteered today at my public library and shelved two books by Elizabeth Cadell, so it was timely to see mention of her name above!

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  76. Thanks, Nicola. I didn’t know that about Alice Chetwynd Ley. I have several very old battered copies of her books. Dinah Dean I’ve heard of but don’ recall reading.

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  77. Thanks, Nicola. I didn’t know that about Alice Chetwynd Ley. I have several very old battered copies of her books. Dinah Dean I’ve heard of but don’ recall reading.

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  78. Thanks, Nicola. I didn’t know that about Alice Chetwynd Ley. I have several very old battered copies of her books. Dinah Dean I’ve heard of but don’ recall reading.

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  79. Thanks, Nicola. I didn’t know that about Alice Chetwynd Ley. I have several very old battered copies of her books. Dinah Dean I’ve heard of but don’ recall reading.

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  80. Thanks, Nicola. I didn’t know that about Alice Chetwynd Ley. I have several very old battered copies of her books. Dinah Dean I’ve heard of but don’ recall reading.

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  81. Rosemary Sutcliff was one of my very early gateways into historicals, Sue — I devoured Eagle of the Ninth and others in primary school. And they are in e-book form — I just looked.
    Your comment reminded me — I’d love to see the Henry Treece books turned into e-books. They were historicals, supposedly written for children — he was a schoolmaster — but with a darker edge. Some were set in Roman /Celtic times, some Viking and some in pre-historical times. I think people today would lap them up.

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  82. Rosemary Sutcliff was one of my very early gateways into historicals, Sue — I devoured Eagle of the Ninth and others in primary school. And they are in e-book form — I just looked.
    Your comment reminded me — I’d love to see the Henry Treece books turned into e-books. They were historicals, supposedly written for children — he was a schoolmaster — but with a darker edge. Some were set in Roman /Celtic times, some Viking and some in pre-historical times. I think people today would lap them up.

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  83. Rosemary Sutcliff was one of my very early gateways into historicals, Sue — I devoured Eagle of the Ninth and others in primary school. And they are in e-book form — I just looked.
    Your comment reminded me — I’d love to see the Henry Treece books turned into e-books. They were historicals, supposedly written for children — he was a schoolmaster — but with a darker edge. Some were set in Roman /Celtic times, some Viking and some in pre-historical times. I think people today would lap them up.

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  84. Rosemary Sutcliff was one of my very early gateways into historicals, Sue — I devoured Eagle of the Ninth and others in primary school. And they are in e-book form — I just looked.
    Your comment reminded me — I’d love to see the Henry Treece books turned into e-books. They were historicals, supposedly written for children — he was a schoolmaster — but with a darker edge. Some were set in Roman /Celtic times, some Viking and some in pre-historical times. I think people today would lap them up.

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  85. Rosemary Sutcliff was one of my very early gateways into historicals, Sue — I devoured Eagle of the Ninth and others in primary school. And they are in e-book form — I just looked.
    Your comment reminded me — I’d love to see the Henry Treece books turned into e-books. They were historicals, supposedly written for children — he was a schoolmaster — but with a darker edge. Some were set in Roman /Celtic times, some Viking and some in pre-historical times. I think people today would lap them up.

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  86. Thanks again Mike. There are lots of Rosemary Sutcliff on amazon.com, too. I’ll have to look on amazon uk for Henry Treece, as I doubt he was ever published in the USA. I read him in Australian libraries growing up and have amassed a small collection of his books from second hand shops and sites.

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  87. Thanks again Mike. There are lots of Rosemary Sutcliff on amazon.com, too. I’ll have to look on amazon uk for Henry Treece, as I doubt he was ever published in the USA. I read him in Australian libraries growing up and have amassed a small collection of his books from second hand shops and sites.

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  88. Thanks again Mike. There are lots of Rosemary Sutcliff on amazon.com, too. I’ll have to look on amazon uk for Henry Treece, as I doubt he was ever published in the USA. I read him in Australian libraries growing up and have amassed a small collection of his books from second hand shops and sites.

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  89. Thanks again Mike. There are lots of Rosemary Sutcliff on amazon.com, too. I’ll have to look on amazon uk for Henry Treece, as I doubt he was ever published in the USA. I read him in Australian libraries growing up and have amassed a small collection of his books from second hand shops and sites.

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  90. Thanks again Mike. There are lots of Rosemary Sutcliff on amazon.com, too. I’ll have to look on amazon uk for Henry Treece, as I doubt he was ever published in the USA. I read him in Australian libraries growing up and have amassed a small collection of his books from second hand shops and sites.

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  91. Lilian, I’ve noticed lots of people on Instagram posting photos of their old Penguin collections. I think people should write to publishers to encourage them to reissue old books.

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  92. Lilian, I’ve noticed lots of people on Instagram posting photos of their old Penguin collections. I think people should write to publishers to encourage them to reissue old books.

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  93. Lilian, I’ve noticed lots of people on Instagram posting photos of their old Penguin collections. I think people should write to publishers to encourage them to reissue old books.

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  94. Lilian, I’ve noticed lots of people on Instagram posting photos of their old Penguin collections. I think people should write to publishers to encourage them to reissue old books.

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  95. Lilian, I’ve noticed lots of people on Instagram posting photos of their old Penguin collections. I think people should write to publishers to encourage them to reissue old books.

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  96. Pamela how hard to have to cull books. I’m facing that task soon. But it looks as though you’ve retained some goodies.
    I find e-books especially good for rereading those books where the print is small and the paper is ageing.

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  97. Pamela how hard to have to cull books. I’m facing that task soon. But it looks as though you’ve retained some goodies.
    I find e-books especially good for rereading those books where the print is small and the paper is ageing.

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  98. Pamela how hard to have to cull books. I’m facing that task soon. But it looks as though you’ve retained some goodies.
    I find e-books especially good for rereading those books where the print is small and the paper is ageing.

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  99. Pamela how hard to have to cull books. I’m facing that task soon. But it looks as though you’ve retained some goodies.
    I find e-books especially good for rereading those books where the print is small and the paper is ageing.

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  100. Pamela how hard to have to cull books. I’m facing that task soon. But it looks as though you’ve retained some goodies.
    I find e-books especially good for rereading those books where the print is small and the paper is ageing.

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  101. I did the same with my Baloghs, Jeanette, when her books were out of print. Lots of secondhand or library copies. These days I’m delighted to purchase the e-copies.

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  102. I did the same with my Baloghs, Jeanette, when her books were out of print. Lots of secondhand or library copies. These days I’m delighted to purchase the e-copies.

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  103. I did the same with my Baloghs, Jeanette, when her books were out of print. Lots of secondhand or library copies. These days I’m delighted to purchase the e-copies.

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  104. I did the same with my Baloghs, Jeanette, when her books were out of print. Lots of secondhand or library copies. These days I’m delighted to purchase the e-copies.

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  105. I did the same with my Baloghs, Jeanette, when her books were out of print. Lots of secondhand or library copies. These days I’m delighted to purchase the e-copies.

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  106. Mary Jo, I can never decide which I like best — Countess Below Stairs (now reissued as the Secret Countess) or Magic Flutes.
    I also like that I can take my e-book library with me when travelling, so that I never run out of things to read, which was a common problem in my past.

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  107. Mary Jo, I can never decide which I like best — Countess Below Stairs (now reissued as the Secret Countess) or Magic Flutes.
    I also like that I can take my e-book library with me when travelling, so that I never run out of things to read, which was a common problem in my past.

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  108. Mary Jo, I can never decide which I like best — Countess Below Stairs (now reissued as the Secret Countess) or Magic Flutes.
    I also like that I can take my e-book library with me when travelling, so that I never run out of things to read, which was a common problem in my past.

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  109. Mary Jo, I can never decide which I like best — Countess Below Stairs (now reissued as the Secret Countess) or Magic Flutes.
    I also like that I can take my e-book library with me when travelling, so that I never run out of things to read, which was a common problem in my past.

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  110. Mary Jo, I can never decide which I like best — Countess Below Stairs (now reissued as the Secret Countess) or Magic Flutes.
    I also like that I can take my e-book library with me when travelling, so that I never run out of things to read, which was a common problem in my past.

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  111. Denise, if I were you, I’d encourage the authors and publishers to republish by writing to them direct, if possible. Often authors think everyone has forgotten them, and many don’t know how easy it is to republish as an e-book.

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  112. Denise, if I were you, I’d encourage the authors and publishers to republish by writing to them direct, if possible. Often authors think everyone has forgotten them, and many don’t know how easy it is to republish as an e-book.

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  113. Denise, if I were you, I’d encourage the authors and publishers to republish by writing to them direct, if possible. Often authors think everyone has forgotten them, and many don’t know how easy it is to republish as an e-book.

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  114. Denise, if I were you, I’d encourage the authors and publishers to republish by writing to them direct, if possible. Often authors think everyone has forgotten them, and many don’t know how easy it is to republish as an e-book.

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  115. Denise, if I were you, I’d encourage the authors and publishers to republish by writing to them direct, if possible. Often authors think everyone has forgotten them, and many don’t know how easy it is to republish as an e-book.

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  116. Not romance, but when I was a child my library had a collection of Hugh Walters’ books – ‘Journey to Jupiter’, ‘Passage to Pluto’ etc.
    Although I know it can be dangerous to revisit childhood favourites, I’d still like to read these again, but when I see them second-hand, the price is always rather high.

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  117. Not romance, but when I was a child my library had a collection of Hugh Walters’ books – ‘Journey to Jupiter’, ‘Passage to Pluto’ etc.
    Although I know it can be dangerous to revisit childhood favourites, I’d still like to read these again, but when I see them second-hand, the price is always rather high.

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  118. Not romance, but when I was a child my library had a collection of Hugh Walters’ books – ‘Journey to Jupiter’, ‘Passage to Pluto’ etc.
    Although I know it can be dangerous to revisit childhood favourites, I’d still like to read these again, but when I see them second-hand, the price is always rather high.

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  119. Not romance, but when I was a child my library had a collection of Hugh Walters’ books – ‘Journey to Jupiter’, ‘Passage to Pluto’ etc.
    Although I know it can be dangerous to revisit childhood favourites, I’d still like to read these again, but when I see them second-hand, the price is always rather high.

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  120. Not romance, but when I was a child my library had a collection of Hugh Walters’ books – ‘Journey to Jupiter’, ‘Passage to Pluto’ etc.
    Although I know it can be dangerous to revisit childhood favourites, I’d still like to read these again, but when I see them second-hand, the price is always rather high.

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  121. Coming in late, but happy to let Mary (and others) know that several of the Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series are now available as e-books, and I wouldn’t know that except that this post made me wonder, so I looked and found them! I have that series and many of her others in hard cover, but am hoping to find “Queen’s Gift” in some format some day. That’s the one that I dropped in the bath, at age 13, totally ruining the book, as well as making my mother cry!

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  122. Coming in late, but happy to let Mary (and others) know that several of the Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series are now available as e-books, and I wouldn’t know that except that this post made me wonder, so I looked and found them! I have that series and many of her others in hard cover, but am hoping to find “Queen’s Gift” in some format some day. That’s the one that I dropped in the bath, at age 13, totally ruining the book, as well as making my mother cry!

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  123. Coming in late, but happy to let Mary (and others) know that several of the Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series are now available as e-books, and I wouldn’t know that except that this post made me wonder, so I looked and found them! I have that series and many of her others in hard cover, but am hoping to find “Queen’s Gift” in some format some day. That’s the one that I dropped in the bath, at age 13, totally ruining the book, as well as making my mother cry!

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  124. Coming in late, but happy to let Mary (and others) know that several of the Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series are now available as e-books, and I wouldn’t know that except that this post made me wonder, so I looked and found them! I have that series and many of her others in hard cover, but am hoping to find “Queen’s Gift” in some format some day. That’s the one that I dropped in the bath, at age 13, totally ruining the book, as well as making my mother cry!

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  125. Coming in late, but happy to let Mary (and others) know that several of the Elswyth Thane Williamsburg series are now available as e-books, and I wouldn’t know that except that this post made me wonder, so I looked and found them! I have that series and many of her others in hard cover, but am hoping to find “Queen’s Gift” in some format some day. That’s the one that I dropped in the bath, at age 13, totally ruining the book, as well as making my mother cry!

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  126. I would love to see the following in ebook format: Farewell the Stranger by Saliee O’Brien, Ballad in Blue by Linda Shaw, Quiet Fires by Ginna Gray, and Ring of Fear by Anne McCaffery.

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  127. I would love to see the following in ebook format: Farewell the Stranger by Saliee O’Brien, Ballad in Blue by Linda Shaw, Quiet Fires by Ginna Gray, and Ring of Fear by Anne McCaffery.

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  128. I would love to see the following in ebook format: Farewell the Stranger by Saliee O’Brien, Ballad in Blue by Linda Shaw, Quiet Fires by Ginna Gray, and Ring of Fear by Anne McCaffery.

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  129. I would love to see the following in ebook format: Farewell the Stranger by Saliee O’Brien, Ballad in Blue by Linda Shaw, Quiet Fires by Ginna Gray, and Ring of Fear by Anne McCaffery.

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  130. I would love to see the following in ebook format: Farewell the Stranger by Saliee O’Brien, Ballad in Blue by Linda Shaw, Quiet Fires by Ginna Gray, and Ring of Fear by Anne McCaffery.

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  131. Let’s hope they get reissued, Marianne. I know what you mean about it being dangerous to reread childhood favorites. I bought a couple of mine for a friend’s granddaughter and discovered they were quite racist. Such a shame.

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  132. Let’s hope they get reissued, Marianne. I know what you mean about it being dangerous to reread childhood favorites. I bought a couple of mine for a friend’s granddaughter and discovered they were quite racist. Such a shame.

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  133. Let’s hope they get reissued, Marianne. I know what you mean about it being dangerous to reread childhood favorites. I bought a couple of mine for a friend’s granddaughter and discovered they were quite racist. Such a shame.

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  134. Let’s hope they get reissued, Marianne. I know what you mean about it being dangerous to reread childhood favorites. I bought a couple of mine for a friend’s granddaughter and discovered they were quite racist. Such a shame.

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  135. Let’s hope they get reissued, Marianne. I know what you mean about it being dangerous to reread childhood favorites. I bought a couple of mine for a friend’s granddaughter and discovered they were quite racist. Such a shame.

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  136. Thanks for checking up, Constance. When I first thought of this topic, there were no Bronwyn Williams books available, but in the interim between thinking of it and writing the post, several have been published.
    And by the way, the name Bronwyn Williams might not be familiar to some, but it’s the name Silhouette romance writer Dixie Browning used to write historicals with her sister.

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  137. Thanks for checking up, Constance. When I first thought of this topic, there were no Bronwyn Williams books available, but in the interim between thinking of it and writing the post, several have been published.
    And by the way, the name Bronwyn Williams might not be familiar to some, but it’s the name Silhouette romance writer Dixie Browning used to write historicals with her sister.

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  138. Thanks for checking up, Constance. When I first thought of this topic, there were no Bronwyn Williams books available, but in the interim between thinking of it and writing the post, several have been published.
    And by the way, the name Bronwyn Williams might not be familiar to some, but it’s the name Silhouette romance writer Dixie Browning used to write historicals with her sister.

    Reply
  139. Thanks for checking up, Constance. When I first thought of this topic, there were no Bronwyn Williams books available, but in the interim between thinking of it and writing the post, several have been published.
    And by the way, the name Bronwyn Williams might not be familiar to some, but it’s the name Silhouette romance writer Dixie Browning used to write historicals with her sister.

    Reply
  140. Thanks for checking up, Constance. When I first thought of this topic, there were no Bronwyn Williams books available, but in the interim between thinking of it and writing the post, several have been published.
    And by the way, the name Bronwyn Williams might not be familiar to some, but it’s the name Silhouette romance writer Dixie Browning used to write historicals with her sister.

    Reply
  141. I would love to be able to get the rest of Dinah Dean’s books, I’ve bought a few used paperbacks that were not too expensive, but the rest are ridiculously priced.
    One of the Wenches recommended “Red Adam’s Lady” here, and amazingly I found a copy in the library, and I loved it. But I had to return it, and I really crave my own copy.
    For many years, Robert Graves autobiography, “Goodbye to All That” was out of print in the States, which is shameful. I think now we may be able to get it-I have an old Penguin edition.
    I am a huge fan of Sheila Walsh too, I still have some old Signet editions of her books. Anne, if you look for her now on Amazon, you’ll get a very popular author of Christian books, who I think may be a different Sheila Walsh. But if you Google “Sheila Walsh Signet Regency” you’ll find them. And even if you locate them on Amazon, there’s often no description or reviews. You can find some reviews at Regency Retro Reads(http://www.hibiscus-sinensis.com/regency/retroread.htm#az). My personal favorite is “A Highly Respectable Marriage”.

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  142. I would love to be able to get the rest of Dinah Dean’s books, I’ve bought a few used paperbacks that were not too expensive, but the rest are ridiculously priced.
    One of the Wenches recommended “Red Adam’s Lady” here, and amazingly I found a copy in the library, and I loved it. But I had to return it, and I really crave my own copy.
    For many years, Robert Graves autobiography, “Goodbye to All That” was out of print in the States, which is shameful. I think now we may be able to get it-I have an old Penguin edition.
    I am a huge fan of Sheila Walsh too, I still have some old Signet editions of her books. Anne, if you look for her now on Amazon, you’ll get a very popular author of Christian books, who I think may be a different Sheila Walsh. But if you Google “Sheila Walsh Signet Regency” you’ll find them. And even if you locate them on Amazon, there’s often no description or reviews. You can find some reviews at Regency Retro Reads(http://www.hibiscus-sinensis.com/regency/retroread.htm#az). My personal favorite is “A Highly Respectable Marriage”.

    Reply
  143. I would love to be able to get the rest of Dinah Dean’s books, I’ve bought a few used paperbacks that were not too expensive, but the rest are ridiculously priced.
    One of the Wenches recommended “Red Adam’s Lady” here, and amazingly I found a copy in the library, and I loved it. But I had to return it, and I really crave my own copy.
    For many years, Robert Graves autobiography, “Goodbye to All That” was out of print in the States, which is shameful. I think now we may be able to get it-I have an old Penguin edition.
    I am a huge fan of Sheila Walsh too, I still have some old Signet editions of her books. Anne, if you look for her now on Amazon, you’ll get a very popular author of Christian books, who I think may be a different Sheila Walsh. But if you Google “Sheila Walsh Signet Regency” you’ll find them. And even if you locate them on Amazon, there’s often no description or reviews. You can find some reviews at Regency Retro Reads(http://www.hibiscus-sinensis.com/regency/retroread.htm#az). My personal favorite is “A Highly Respectable Marriage”.

    Reply
  144. I would love to be able to get the rest of Dinah Dean’s books, I’ve bought a few used paperbacks that were not too expensive, but the rest are ridiculously priced.
    One of the Wenches recommended “Red Adam’s Lady” here, and amazingly I found a copy in the library, and I loved it. But I had to return it, and I really crave my own copy.
    For many years, Robert Graves autobiography, “Goodbye to All That” was out of print in the States, which is shameful. I think now we may be able to get it-I have an old Penguin edition.
    I am a huge fan of Sheila Walsh too, I still have some old Signet editions of her books. Anne, if you look for her now on Amazon, you’ll get a very popular author of Christian books, who I think may be a different Sheila Walsh. But if you Google “Sheila Walsh Signet Regency” you’ll find them. And even if you locate them on Amazon, there’s often no description or reviews. You can find some reviews at Regency Retro Reads(http://www.hibiscus-sinensis.com/regency/retroread.htm#az). My personal favorite is “A Highly Respectable Marriage”.

    Reply
  145. I would love to be able to get the rest of Dinah Dean’s books, I’ve bought a few used paperbacks that were not too expensive, but the rest are ridiculously priced.
    One of the Wenches recommended “Red Adam’s Lady” here, and amazingly I found a copy in the library, and I loved it. But I had to return it, and I really crave my own copy.
    For many years, Robert Graves autobiography, “Goodbye to All That” was out of print in the States, which is shameful. I think now we may be able to get it-I have an old Penguin edition.
    I am a huge fan of Sheila Walsh too, I still have some old Signet editions of her books. Anne, if you look for her now on Amazon, you’ll get a very popular author of Christian books, who I think may be a different Sheila Walsh. But if you Google “Sheila Walsh Signet Regency” you’ll find them. And even if you locate them on Amazon, there’s often no description or reviews. You can find some reviews at Regency Retro Reads(http://www.hibiscus-sinensis.com/regency/retroread.htm#az). My personal favorite is “A Highly Respectable Marriage”.

    Reply
  146. For many years, I used to haunt yard sales and used bookstores looking for Patricia Wentworth’s mysteries. Now they are all on Kindle and it’s wonderful!

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  147. For many years, I used to haunt yard sales and used bookstores looking for Patricia Wentworth’s mysteries. Now they are all on Kindle and it’s wonderful!

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  148. For many years, I used to haunt yard sales and used bookstores looking for Patricia Wentworth’s mysteries. Now they are all on Kindle and it’s wonderful!

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  149. For many years, I used to haunt yard sales and used bookstores looking for Patricia Wentworth’s mysteries. Now they are all on Kindle and it’s wonderful!

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  150. For many years, I used to haunt yard sales and used bookstores looking for Patricia Wentworth’s mysteries. Now they are all on Kindle and it’s wonderful!

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  151. And I’m back, because I just thought of some more. “The Heroine’s Sister” by Frances Murray. Such a fantastic book. I reviewed it under my Amazon nom de plume, “Jersey Girl”.
    And Nita Abrams’s “Couriers” series of Regency era spy romances, which feature a lot of Jewish characters. I also reviewed The Spy’s Bride on Amazon, it’s my favorite, but I recommend the whole series. Just to give you an inkling of its excellence, The Spy’s Bride only has 4 reviews, but all of them are 5 stars. So this book really needs to be brought back to life!

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  152. And I’m back, because I just thought of some more. “The Heroine’s Sister” by Frances Murray. Such a fantastic book. I reviewed it under my Amazon nom de plume, “Jersey Girl”.
    And Nita Abrams’s “Couriers” series of Regency era spy romances, which feature a lot of Jewish characters. I also reviewed The Spy’s Bride on Amazon, it’s my favorite, but I recommend the whole series. Just to give you an inkling of its excellence, The Spy’s Bride only has 4 reviews, but all of them are 5 stars. So this book really needs to be brought back to life!

    Reply
  153. And I’m back, because I just thought of some more. “The Heroine’s Sister” by Frances Murray. Such a fantastic book. I reviewed it under my Amazon nom de plume, “Jersey Girl”.
    And Nita Abrams’s “Couriers” series of Regency era spy romances, which feature a lot of Jewish characters. I also reviewed The Spy’s Bride on Amazon, it’s my favorite, but I recommend the whole series. Just to give you an inkling of its excellence, The Spy’s Bride only has 4 reviews, but all of them are 5 stars. So this book really needs to be brought back to life!

    Reply
  154. And I’m back, because I just thought of some more. “The Heroine’s Sister” by Frances Murray. Such a fantastic book. I reviewed it under my Amazon nom de plume, “Jersey Girl”.
    And Nita Abrams’s “Couriers” series of Regency era spy romances, which feature a lot of Jewish characters. I also reviewed The Spy’s Bride on Amazon, it’s my favorite, but I recommend the whole series. Just to give you an inkling of its excellence, The Spy’s Bride only has 4 reviews, but all of them are 5 stars. So this book really needs to be brought back to life!

    Reply
  155. And I’m back, because I just thought of some more. “The Heroine’s Sister” by Frances Murray. Such a fantastic book. I reviewed it under my Amazon nom de plume, “Jersey Girl”.
    And Nita Abrams’s “Couriers” series of Regency era spy romances, which feature a lot of Jewish characters. I also reviewed The Spy’s Bride on Amazon, it’s my favorite, but I recommend the whole series. Just to give you an inkling of its excellence, The Spy’s Bride only has 4 reviews, but all of them are 5 stars. So this book really needs to be brought back to life!

    Reply
  156. Oopss…sorry I didn’t see this before. It is The Lion’s Paw by Robb White. Originally published in 1946, my copy has a published date of Dec. 1967. Originally 35 cents through the school book fair.

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  157. Oopss…sorry I didn’t see this before. It is The Lion’s Paw by Robb White. Originally published in 1946, my copy has a published date of Dec. 1967. Originally 35 cents through the school book fair.

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  158. Oopss…sorry I didn’t see this before. It is The Lion’s Paw by Robb White. Originally published in 1946, my copy has a published date of Dec. 1967. Originally 35 cents through the school book fair.

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  159. Oopss…sorry I didn’t see this before. It is The Lion’s Paw by Robb White. Originally published in 1946, my copy has a published date of Dec. 1967. Originally 35 cents through the school book fair.

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  160. Oopss…sorry I didn’t see this before. It is The Lion’s Paw by Robb White. Originally published in 1946, my copy has a published date of Dec. 1967. Originally 35 cents through the school book fair.

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