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1 VALE ALLEN, Charlotte Dream Train. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0385251610 
VALE ALLEN, Charlotte. Dream Train : A Novel of the Orient-Express. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, (1988). Charlotte Vale-Allen (born January 19, 1941 in Toronto) is a writer of contemporary fiction. Very good in dustjacket. 15. 00

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2 VALE ALLEN, Charlotte Mood Indigo. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Island Nation Press, Toronto, 1997, ISBN:0965743713 
VALE ALLEN, Charlotte. Mood Indigo. (Toronto) : Island Nation Press, (1997). First Printing. Pp (6),7-284,(4). 8vo [152 x 235 mm], blue paper-covered spine, cream paper-covered boards, cream lettering to spine. Charlotte Vale-Allen (born January 19, 1941 in Toronto) is a writer of contemporary fiction. "It is late winter 1934 in Manhattan when DeeDee Carlson dies after falling from the balcony of her apartment at the Ansonia. Her boyfriend, Chip Stevenson, begs Honoria Barlow-his late mother's closest friend, and his, as well-to look into the circumstances of DeeDee's death. Honoria insists that her experience as a script doctor doesn't qualify her to play gumshoe, but out of love for Chip, and against the wishes of her protective, Russian-born husband, Mikhail, she agrees to do a little sleuthing. This commitmenttakes Honoria and her assistant, Maybelle, into some of New York's most el egant dwellings where they meet the dead girl's mother and friends. Some ofDeeDee's friends adored her; some loathed her. The young woman had many se crets, and as Honoria begins to uncover them, the situation turns as dangerous as the murderously cold weather. With homeless families living in a Hooverville in Central Park, and the popular radio shows, restaurants, nightclubs, and shops, the era is meticulously reproduced; it's black and white, like a film that's the end-product of one of Honoria's doctored scripts. It's Manhattan; it's a clever, unique woman working her way through a puzzle; and, ultimately, it's a matter of whether Honoria will survive the experience." (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed, with inscription, by Allen. 22.00

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3 ALLEN, Charlotte Vale Painted Lives : A novel. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Random House, Toronto, 1990, ISBN:0394221362 
ALLEN, Charlotte Vale. Painted Lives : A novel. Toronto: Random House, 1990. First Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-307,(5). 8vo, blue paper covered boards, giltlettered purple cloth spine. The Toronto-born author's twenty-sixth novel. "At its center is Mattie Sylvester. Fiery, headstrong, and outrageous, Mat tie is the elderly widow of one of America's foremost artists, Gideon Sylvester. Living now in a rabling house on an island off the Atlantic coast, Mattie spends hours each day gazing out to sea, recalling a turbulent past whose memory still makes her tremble with rage. Mattie's routine begins to change, however, with the arrival of the deceptively plain and restraited Sarah Kidd, whome Mattie has hired as a personal secretary. An unlikely bond forms between the two women as, night after night, Mattie takes Sarah into her confidence, narrating episodes from her unusual past -- her precocious childhood and early independence in New York, her circle of artist friends in the 1920s, her ruthlessly charming husband, their sons... and finally, Mattie reveals to Sarah the shocking truth about the famous Gideon Sylvester." - from the dust jacket. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. 25.00

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