When in doubt the answer's always tea, sister Chiffinch sagely remarks in this penultimate novel in the Angela Thirkell series, and what reader would disagree with her? For like everything else in Thirkell's world, even the summer is very British: "short, brutish, and nasty: also very cold and damp," and a spot of tea is just the thing to set ...
When in doubt the answer's always tea, sister Chiffinch sagely remarks in this penultimate novel in the Angela Thirkell series, and what reader would disagree with her? For like everything else in Thirkell's world, even the summer is very British: "short, brutish, and nasty: also very cold and damp," and a spot of tea is just the thing to set things right. Mrs. Donald Macfadyen, formerly Margot Phelps, whose personal transformation was the subject of JUTLAND COTTAGE. Though she is thrice-bereaved in a few short months, uprooted from her home and shuttled from one family to another, she nevertheless embraces a new promise of happiness before the last chapter reaches its end. It is without saying that Thirkell's legion of devoted readers will be delighted to join her.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1958. 1st American Ed, Good+, Hard Cover, Size=6."x8.5", 282pgs. Womrath's Bookshops and Libraries, Inc. copy with their paper strip along DJ bottom edge area and their rental rate slip on rear endpaper. Front endpaper map missing fore-edge area, "Discard" on it, another different library association ink stamp on Title Page and on top and bottom page ends. DJ price partially removed, paper remnants from pasted down DJ inside book covers, o.w. clean and tight. Text bright and in Fine condition. DJ now in clear plastic protective cover. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good. Stated first american edition. The jacket is included and remains intact with only minor surface wear and some light tanning. The boards are solid but have some light fading to the edges. A good solid copy. FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING!
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. First edition, full green cloth hard cover with dust jacket. Attractive map illustrated endpapers. Prior owner's address label on title page, initials on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked, clean copy showing light reader's use and handling. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has minor losses at corners and spine ends. Offered in mylar cover. 282pp.
Illustrated Endpapers. Very Good in Good jacket. 8vo-Over 8"-9" Tall. 282 pp, green clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering, light orange-purple endpaper maps of county of Barsetshire, dj white-green-pink-brown w/color pictorial spine & front, It is summer in Barsetshire. Mrs. Macfadyen is thrice bereaved in a few short months. But a man is waiting, whom she had to disappoint some years ago because she had just promised to marry Donald Macfadyen. prev owner had placed adhesive tape to the top & bottom of the dj spine.
Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. Some edge wear and short tears, 1.25 inch tear to top back spine edge of DJ, some discoloration of DJ. Some foxing of page edges.; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A tight solid book, hinges intact; 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 285 pages; Canon Fewling is back wooing the now widowed Margot Phelps.
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