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The Ghost Downstairs

Garfield, Leon

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ISBN 10: 0582150949 / ISBN 13: 9780582150942
Published by Longman, 1972
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo. Grey cloth-covered boards. Silver lettering on spine. 92 pages. Minor wear to edges of dustwrapper. Light wear to edges and corners of covers. Faint brown splash mark visible on inside of dustwrapper at edges; also affects edges of final (blank) page of the book. Bookseller Inventory # 96511

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Title: The Ghost Downstairs

Publisher: Longman

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Maitland, Antony

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: dw

Edition: 1st.

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A greedy clerk sells seven years off the end of his life but thinks he has tricked the buyer by selling from the first end not the last.

About the Author:

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

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The Children's Bookshop is located near the border of England and Wales in Hay-On-Wye, in the county of Herefordshire. As our name implies, we sell only children's books. Established in 1980 and with a stock in excess of twenty thousand books, we cater for children and for collectors, teachers and researchers. For collectors we offer a variety of books and annuals in most areas, including Girl's/Boy's school, W E Johns, R Crompton and D C Thompson. We also carry a selection of older illustrated books, dating from the 1920s and earlier. Our speciality is twentieth century fiction. We catalogue the majority of our stock and our full catalogue is always listed on the ABE Books website. We welcome both on-line customers and visits in person to our shop, where we are are open every day except Sundays.

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Judith Gardner and Colin Gardner, trading as "The Children's Bookshop, Hay on Wye". Postal address: "The Children's Bookshop, Toll Cottage, Pontvaen, Hay on Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5EW, United Kingdom". Email: Telephone: 01497 821 083 / +44 1497 821 083. E.U. and United Kingdom distance selling regulations and legislation applies.

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