New in fine dust jacket. This mint, unread, First Edition, HARDBACK, The Book Guild Limited, England, 2003, has a mint, unclipped dust jacket that is now protected in an extra, bespoke, clear acid-free slipcover. The cover is brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. The book size is 5.5" w x 8.75" h with 219 pristine pages on good quality paper. ISBN 1857767667. "ECHOES FROM A WAR is a collection of letters sent by a remarkable brother and sister Graham and his older sister Diana coped with wartime separation by exchanging more than two hundred letters full of news, thoughtful rumination, humour and affection. With Diana in London and Graham on the move with the Army, letters were the only means of communication, and were longed for and cherished with an enthusiasm it is now almost impossible to truly comprehend. Graham and Diana numbered their letters, so that they would know if any failed to arrive, and amazingly the correspondence survived intact. For over fifty years the letters were packed away in a drawer until Graham decided to retrieve them and edit them for this volume. They paint a vivid and touching picture of life in Britain and in the army during the Second World War. Diana often rivals Joyce Grenfell in her sharp wit and keen eye for an eccentricity, and Graham debunks many of the myths of army life in his literate and thoughtful responses. ECHOES FROM A WAR will delight social historians as much as anyone with memories of a time that was genuinely unique. Graham was born in 1913 and educated at Repton and St John's College, Cambridge. When war broke out in 1939 he was Book, Director of the family publishing company, Nicholson & Watson and he joined the army in 1940. During the war he spent time in the Middle East as a gunner in the desert, and later as an officer in Sicily and Italy, before taking part in the D-Day landing in France. After the war, Graham worked for a short lime as a journalist at The Spectator and then joined Curtis Brown Literary Agents, eventually becoming Director/Chairman. His autobiography, BOOK SOCIETY, was published by Andre Deutsch in 1980." ( dust jacket )
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