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1 HILLIARD, Jan, (pseud.) GRANT, Hilda Kay Dove Cottage. First Edition in dustjacket.
AbelardSchulman, 1958, 
HILLIARD, Jan, (pseud.). Dove Cottage. London / New York : Abelard Schulman, (1958). Pp 192. 8vo, gren cloth. Watters p.300, Laugher p.214, Rhodenizerp.986. A novel of Nova Scotia by Hilda Kay Grant, a native of Yarmouth. Vg in price-clipped dj (with chipping to spine ends). 20.00

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2 HILLIARD, Jan, (pseud.) GRANT, Hilda Kay Jameson Girls. Cdn in dustjacket.
Nelson, Foster & Scott, Toronto, 1956, 
HILLIARD, Jan. The Jameson Girls. Toronto : Nelson, Foster & Scott, (1956).Pp [1]-240. 8vo, brown cloth. Watters p. 300, Rhodenizer p.986, Laugher p. 214. Jan Hilliard Very good in rubbed and chipped dustjacket. 20.00

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3 HILLIARD, Jan, (pseud.) GRANT, Hilda Kay Miranda: A Novel. First Edition in dustjacket.
Abelard-Schuman, London / New York / Toronto , 1960, 
HILLIARD, Jan. Miranda : A Novel. London / New York / Toronto : Abelard-Schuman, (1960). First Edition. Pp (10),3-247,(1). 8vo, tan cloth, violet lettering to spine. Watters p.300, Rhodenizer p.986, Laugher p.214. ""Some years ago, before I knew how to be happy, there were certain dreams that I dreamed over and over. in one of the most vivid of these, we were all - my mother, my sister jessica and I - back in that grey seaside town in Nova Scotiawhere we lived for two years in the late twenties.' So begins this remarka ble novel of reminiscence, in which the reader will find a startling wedding of message and manner seldom achieved anywhere but in poetry and in a few, rare novels. The story concerns a young girl's gradual comprehension of her mother during the painful and wonderful period of adolescence. the manner is a blend of the comic and the poignant, of the clarity of detechement and the pathos of involvement. As the reader will discover it is art which seems artless, or in other words, overwhelmingly real and true. We follow the fortunes of the Arnold family through the sensitive perceptions of Rose-Ann, their youngest daughter. But it is Miranda, her mother, who dominates the story; Miranda with her airs and vanities, her feminine delight in male compliments and flirtations, her childlike egotism and generosity. A woman like Miranda was bound to shock the citizens of the narrow, provincial town! But it is in the way that Miranda's actions affect her children that the story's fascination lies. For Jessica and Rose-Ann are at an age when the longing for the usual, the staid, the socially acceptable is at its height. Inevitably, they are caught between an understanding of their mother and the need to find some new way, or model of their own. Like many fine novels, Miranda deals finally with the search for the insight and knowledge that maturity brings. It is remarkable that the author has been able to treat thiscomplex and universal theme in so light-hearted and memorable a fashion. r eaders of Miss Hilliard is at the peak of her storytelling form. Very good in nicked, spine-browned dj. 25.00

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4 HILLIARD, Jan, (pseud.) GRANT, Hilda Kay View of the Town. First Edition
AbelardSchulman, 1954, 1954 
HILLIARD, Jan, (pseud.). A View of the Town. New York : Abelard Schulman, (1954). Pp (4),3-269,(1). 8vo, green cloth, black lettering to spine.

Watters p.300, Laugher p.214, Rhodenizer p.986.

A novel of Nova Scotia by Hilda Kay Grant, a native of Yarmouth.

The town in the novel is named Inverness.
Chapter Two begins at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club which overlooks the Gut.

"This is a quiet, small-town comedy about life in a Nova Scotia community, with a nice galley of eccentric characters, some gentle irony, and really craftsmanlike construction. One of our readers has said, 'It is beguiling as an Alec Guiness film.' ".

The two nicely joined plots have to do with the struggle for social ascendancy between Simon Ward and his neighbor, two of the town's oldest inhabitants, and the attempt of Simon's daughter, who has had an unfortunate marriage, to work out a satisfactory relationship with 'the right young man.'

There are minor plots including the desperate search for a husband on the part of Simon's other daughter, the desire for independence and social prestige on the part of his sister-in-law who lives with them, and the love-affair of the house-keeper's daughter.

All characters - major and minor - are skillfully drawn and command the reader's interest, as well as his sympathy or, in some cases, his amusement." - from the dj, Note the dj is not present with this copy].

Cloth lightly rubbed, else very good. 17.50

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5 HILLIARD, Jan, (pseud.) GRANT, Hilda Kay View of the Town. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.
Nelson, Foster & Scott, Toronto, 1954, 1954 
HILLIARD, Jan. A View of the Town. Toronto : Nelson, Foster & Scott Limited, (1954). First Canadian Edition. From the American sheets. "Printed and bound in the United States of Americas". Pp (4),3-269,(1). 8vo, green cloth, black lettering to spine.

Watters p.300, Laugher p.214, Rhodenizer p.986.

A novel of Nova Scotia by Hilda Kay Grant, a native of Yarmouth.
The town in the novel is named Inverness.
Chapter Two begins at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club which overlooks the Gut.

"This is a quiet, small-town comedy about life in a Nova Scotia community, with a nice galley of eccentric characters, some gentle irony, and really craftsmanlike construction. One of our readers has said, 'It is beguiling as an Alec Guiness film.' ".

The two nicely joined plots have to do with the struggle for social ascendancy between Simon Ward and his neighbor, two of the town's oldest inhabitants, and the attempt of Simon's daughter, who has had an unfortunate marriage, to work out a satisfactory relationship with 'the right young man.'

There are minor plots including the desperate search for a husband on the part of Simon's other daughter, the desire for independence and social prestige on the part of his sister-in-law who lives with them, and the love-affair of the house-keeper's daughter.

All characters - major and minor - are skillfully drawn and command the reader's interest, as well as his sympathy or, in some cases, his amusement." - from the dj.

Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 25.00

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