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A Companion of Honour: The Story of Walter Elliot in Scotland and in Westminster - Colin Coote

Collins, 1965, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a stain to the foot of the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The death in 1958 of Walter Elliot deprived Scotland, the Conservative Party and public life as a whole of one of its most lovable and most respected figures. During forty years in Parliament as Member for Lanark, Kelvingrove, the Scottish Universities and finally Kelvingrove again, he became, like Sir Winston Churchill, a ‘child of the House of Commons’. As Secretary of State he was well known and liked throughout Scotland, rescued British Agriculture from ruin in the ‘Thirties, and organised the huge scheme for evacuating the cities which worked so efficiently in 1939. As a back bencher he became an ‘Elder Statesman’ — one of those who often impress more than Ministers.
Size: 8½" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 288