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Alone She Found Ecstasy: The Autobiography of Ruby Seaton - Ruby Seaton

The Book Guild, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans.

Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs; Includes 2 colour photographs, inscribed by the author.

From the cover: “Ruby Seaton always wanted to travel — not an easy ambition to fulfil in the early days of this century. Deciding against marriage, she realised she would have to work to finance her journeys, and so she spent 40 years in a London bank. The job may have been humdrum but her life outside was far from dull. She took up skating — and became an ice dancer. She took up pottery — and had her bowls bought and exhibited. She became a Labour councillor for an inner London borough. And she travelled everywhere, in the pioneering days before packages. Inevitably, she also found love, with poignant consequences…

Over 30 years ago Ruby retired to Bath, first to a Georgian terrace in the city, then to a country cottage that needed much restoration. Retirement has meant even more activity, not less — qualifying as a teacher and taking a job in Cambridge, becoming a landlady, a painter, a librarian, starting a Fabian society in Bath and, of course, always travelling to new places and revisiting old ones. A wonderful life, all her own making.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 171 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.