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THE BONGLEWEED
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Ann Stugnell.
Stock no. 1504461
Published by Faber & Faber. 1979. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

When Jason asked Becky what the strange new seeds were called, she said 'probably the South American Bongleweed'. The plant was spreading joyously over the churchyard and looked equal to spreading over England. Orange boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 157 pages. ISBN: 057110374X. SIGNED by author with dedication and date on front endpaper. Bump to top of spine and bottom edge of front cover. Bottom edge of spine faded. Ink name stamp to front endpaper. Light foxing to top edge of textblock. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a faded spine.

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THE BEACHCOMBERS
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Errol Le Cain.
Stock no. 1502919
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1972. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

As soon as Ned set eyes on the Pickerings he knew there had been a mistake... They were everything his mother disliked. Yet he stayed on because of the Beachcombers - he found them on the beach with their enchanting boat "The Sea Queen"... Dramatic b/w illustrations. Peach covers, gilt titles. 126pp. Cr 8vo. ISBN: 0571099327. SIGNED by author with dedication and date on half-title page. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Rear pastedown has wrinkles (binding error). Dustwrapper is a little edge worn with a faded spine and grubby rear panel.

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THE SECRET WORLD OF POLLY FLINT
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Shirley Felts.
Stock no. 1312626
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1982. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Polly was a girl who saw things other people couldn't see and who saw immediately that there was something magic about the Wellow maypole... Orange boards, gilt titles. B/w drawings, some double-page spreads. 176pp. Cr 8vo. ISBN: 0571119395. SIGNED by means of an inscription in ink by author to front endpaper. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Dustwrapper is just a little sunned to spine.

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JUMBO AND THE BIG DIG
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Leslie Wood.
Stock no. 1502064
Published by Brockhampton Press. 2nd 1974. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Jumbo is made to dig the garden, a job he hates. His friends are in the same plight until one finds an Anglo-Saxon tunic clasp among the cabbages. Green boards with gilt titles to spine. Endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations. 120 pages. ISBN: 034004036x. Lower corners slightly bumped. Light browning to endpapers. Light stains to a few page margins. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn.

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SILVER JACKANORY
Written by Joan Aiken; Helen Cresswell; Dick King-Smith; Tony Robinson; et al. Illustrated by Quentin Blake; et al..
Stock no. 1202908
Published by BBC Books. 1st 1991. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

To mark the 25th birthday of BBC TV's Jackanory a group of well-known writers were asked to write a story on the theme of silver... Blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w text illustrations. 2 stories illustrated by Blake. ISBN: 0563361719. Front joint is cracked. Light page edge browning else contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and grubby, a tiny closed tear to top edge of front panel.

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BIRDSPELL
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Aafke Brouwer.
Stock no. 425845
Published by Heinemann. 1st 1995. Fine condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. Walking through the town square, Tom bumps into a curious old man with no shadow, feeding the birds...will he be able to unravel the mystery...? ISBN: 0434966916. SIGNED by author, with inscription on title page.

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ELLIE AND THE HAGWITCH
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Jonathon Heap.
Stock no. 425465
Published by Patrick Hardy Books. 1st 1984. Nearly fine condition.

Ellie is a girl who, can from time to time look into the future....Soon she is battling with the Hagwitch to save the whole community.... Glazed pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0744400090. SIGNED by author with inscription on front endpaper. Name and address label to front pastedown. Spine a little faded.

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PIETRO AND THE MULE
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Maureen Eckersley.
Stock no. 425460
Published by Oliver and Boyd. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

White pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. SIGNED by author, with inscription on title page. Spine browned. Name and address stamp to front pastedown. JAB in pen to front endpaper. Some light browning, mainly to prelims. Wrapper is a little browned with some grubby marks.

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THE SEA PIPER
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.
Stock no. 730834
Published by Hodder Children's Books. Circa 1997. Nearly fine condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0340681748. SIGNED by author with inscription on title page. Spine slightly bumped. Slight damage to front pastedown else fine. 2nd printing.

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POSY BATES AND THE BAG LADY
Written by Helen Cresswell. Illustrated by Kate Aldous.
Stock no. 730837
Published by The Bodley Head. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition.

Posy is determined that her beloved bag lady will have a proper home... Glazed pictorial boards. B/w text illustrations. ISBN: 0370317645. SIGNED with inscription by the author on title page. Spine slightly bumped.

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