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The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler
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Good book. VERY bad edition.

I'm confused about this edition of the only book of short stories Raymond Chandler published in his lifetime. It has the same cover format as the others in the "authorized" (i.e. expensive) editions of Chandler's books,
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Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos
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A big, fat, FUNNY book!

The author went to Hollywood to become a film actress. An arrogant publicist told her she wasn't thin enough to be a leading lady or fat enough to be funny. She was a size six at the time. Not finding any parts, she wrote a
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The Provincial Lady Goes Further by E.M. Delafield
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Fame and fortune change the quiet life of the Provincial Lady.

This book is the sequel to "Diary of a Provincial Lady." An author who writes a very successful book almost always tries to cash in by writing another one about the same characters.
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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck
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Timeless humor. (Unfortunately!)

Those who write about family and everyday life have a big advantage over those who write political humor. Political humor has a very short shelf-life. This book was published in 1978. If it was a book of political
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A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine
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In the twilight of childhood, life is exciting and dangerous

It's 1976 and a nineteen-year-old college student has unexpectedly inherited an old manor house set on twenty acres. He decides the spend the summer (a rare hot, dry English summer) there
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Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield
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Behind the impeccable manners and the stiff upper lips.

American women of a certain age remember the best-selling books of Jean Kerr ("Please Don't Eat the Daisies") and Shirley Jackson ("Life Among the Savages.") Both wrote hilarious stories of life
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Seriously Mum, Who's that Chicken? by Alan Parks
Seriously Mum, Who's that Chicken?
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Projectile vomiting by an other name still stinks!

This is the forth and last in the series of books about Alan and Lorna, Brits who moved to an isolated area of Spain in 2008 to become wealthy alpaca breeders. Unfortunately, breeding alpacas is no
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Jane Digby's Diary by C.R. Hurst
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Stranger than fiction

Coleridge claimed to have written "Kubla Khan" while doped up with opium, but no romance novelist on any drug could have invented the life of Jane Digby. Born into a wealthy English family, she married a titled politician and had
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To Travel Hopelessly by English Teacher X
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To read hopelessly

This is the first in the author's books about his twenty+ years teaching English overseas. He calls it the "Burnout Trilogy" but that's inaccurate. "Burnout" is what you get after working at a job for a long time. This guy was
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The Puzzle of the Red Stallion by Stuart Palmer
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Who's eating apples in the Big Apple?

This is the sixth in the series of mysteries featuring professional school teacher/amateur detective Hildegarde Withers. Since her involvement in "The Penguin Pool Murder" in 1931, Miss Withers has become a
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