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1 Westmacott, Mary (Agatha Christie) ABSENT IN THE SPRING
London Collins 1973 000221038X / 9780002210386 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 
192pp. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Plain blue boards very good +. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket is price-clipped, with a tiny closed tear to front and rear panel, crease along lower edge of front panel, and head of spine. Few of the millions of Agatha Christie readers know that the undisputed queen of mystery writers is also the author, under the name of Mary Westmacott, of six hauntingly beautiful tales that have nothing to do with crime. First published in 1944, this 1973 re-issue tells " . . . the story of a woman returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, who is immobilised in an isolated Rest House by flooding of the railway tracks. Enforced solitude forces her to face up to many of the truths about herself and her relationships which she has striven to hide . . . " Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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2 Westmacott, Mary (Agatha Christie) GIANT'S BREAD : A Novel of Romance and Suspense
London Collins 1973 0002215454 / 9780002215459 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 
350pp. Book clean, square. Plain blue boards mildly bumped on lower foredge corner. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Previous owner's name and small mark to front pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket corner-clipped on front flap, small round stain to lower edge of rear panel, minor edgewear and creasing, and a tiny closed tear. "Few of the millions of Agatha Christie readers know that the undisputed queen of mystery writers is also the author, under the name of Mary Westmacott, of six hauntingly beautiful tales that have nothing to do with crime . . . 'Giant's Bread' is the story that lies behind the creation of a revolutionary musical composition, the human suffering it entails, and the life story of the composer . . . " Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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3 Westmacott, Mary (Agatha Christie) THE BURDEN
London Collins 1973 0002210932 / 9780002210935 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 
192pp. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Plain blue boards very good+. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket is price-clipped, with a short closed tear to front and rear panel and foot of spine, small chip missing from lower edge of rear panel and upper foredge fold of same. Few of the millions of Agatha Christie readers know that the undisputed queen of mystery writers is also the author, under the name of Mary Westmacott, of six hauntingly beautiful tales that have nothing to do with crime. First published in 1956 by William Heinemann, this 1973 re-issue tells " . . . the story of Laura, generous, capable, warm-hearted, who took upon herself in childhood the burden of loving others, and despite the wise counselling of her elderly friend, Mr Baldock, learned almost too late that loving can never be a one-sided affair and that she had an equal duty to bear the burden of being loved . . . " Contents include: Prologue, 4 parts. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.61 AUD
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