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Gwendoline Butler

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aka Jennie Melville


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A Coffin for Pandora - SIGNED - Gwendoline Butler
1973 English hardcover first edition, first impression, published by Macmillan in London
Signed on the title page by the author
A VG++ book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no other names or inscriptions
The jacket shows no loss or tears

A nice copy, much better than usual for Macmillan in this period, and I think the only signed Butler I've handled
A Victorian mystery set in Oxford and a rare item
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A Coffin from the Past - Gwendoline Butler
1970 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Geoffre Bles in London
A near fine book in unclipped dustwrapper
The book is tight and square, clean and bright, no names or library stamps etc
The jacket has no loss, light tan to spine

A nice copy and scarce in jacket
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A Cold Coffin - Gwendoline Butler
2000 English hardcover first edition, first impression, Collins, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
The book has no names or inscriptions
The jacket shows no loss or tears
A nice copy and a bargain - £16.99 new
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Coffin in Fashion - Gwendoline Butler
1987 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London
A near fine book in near fine price clipped dust wrapper
A nice copy
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Coffin for Baby - Gwendoline Butler
1963 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Bles, London
Ex Public Library
DW front panel pasted to front board, usual stamps etc.
Still tight and square and not grubby though
A solid reading copy
A very rare book indeed, hence our offering an ex library, the only copy we have handled
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Brief Biography
BUTLER, Gwendoline (nee Williams). Also writes as Jennie Melville. British. Born in London. Educated at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Girls' School, London, 1939-42; Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 1944-49, B.A. in modern history 1949. Married Lionel Butler in 1949 (died, 1981); one daughter. Taught at two Oxford colleges for a short time. Recipient: Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger, 1973; Romantic Novelists Association Major Award, 1981.

If you like this author then you may like the following

Jennie Melville    Jessica Mann    Gwen Moffat    Sarah Caudwell

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