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Subject: Need ideas for finding vintage books...(Elizabeth Goudge to be exact.)
Date Posted: 2/13/2008 7:46 PM ET
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I just requested "Pilgrim's Inn" which is part of a trilogy which also includes "The Bird in the Tree" and "The Heart of the Family" by Elizabeth Goudge.

There is a book called "The Eliots of Damerosehay" which is all three books in one volume, but at Amazon it costs about $110!!

Any ideas of places I can look for the individual books?  I've already tried Amazon and eBay.




Date Posted: 2/13/2008 8:10 PM ET
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I would just post periodically in the book bazaar for them and put them on your WL, you will eventually get them. I know I have atleast one, maybe two, I'll look for you, but I know others have filled their collections of various authors by using the book bazaar periodically, like once a month or something so that you catch new members.

Date Posted: 2/13/2008 8:17 PM ET
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Lisa, I've had pretty good luck finding some of my old 'faves'  on abebooks.com - like any of the sites that offer used books, you just have to keep checking back.  I've slowly managed to get most of the books of D E Stevenson, Elizabeth Cadell, Ann Bridge, and Elswyth Thane.  I have a few Elizabeth Goudge books (Pilgrim's Inn is one), but haven't concentrated on collecting her work.

Also,  try anglophilebooks.com.

Date Posted: 2/13/2008 8:51 PM ET
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Yes, abe.com is a really good place to look.  I've also had luck with bookfinder.com and addall.com


Date Posted: 2/13/2008 9:18 PM ET
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Two questions, Lisa:

(1) What genre are these books?

(2)  What condition will you accept these books in?

I live near a very good UBS (good meaning tons and tons of books and a wide variety) and I am happy to look for you there periodically.  The books at the store are always in readable condition but they aren't always in postable condition (sometimes they are really worn and occasionally there is mild water damage).

Date Posted: 2/13/2008 9:38 PM ET
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I see her books sometimes at Goodwill.  I'll keep an eye out for you - tomorrow is half-price day at my local Goodwill.


Date Posted: 2/13/2008 10:27 PM ET
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I too visit my local UBS store and will wait and see if others have the books before I go looking (once I know the genre too!)

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 10:45 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/14/2008 11:29 AM ET
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These books do come up here, but since they are older, you may have to keep searching by author.  I recently posted all of these and they were all gone within a couple of days.  But I had to enter them all with no isbn so the author search may be your best bet.

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 11:56 AM ET
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I checked the other 2 swap sites I am on and no luck on the other two you are looking for right now.

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 8:50 PM ET
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I just did a little checking on Goudge to try to figure out genre (I'm still not sure -- looks like women's literary fiction maybe?) and from what I've been able to find she looks fabulous!!  I definitely am going to keep my eyes open for her books.