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Earlham - Percy Lubbock

Jonathan Cape, 1963, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

From the cover: “On its first appearance in 1922 Earlham was received with such praise that it was soon promoted to the rank of minor classic and has been many times reprinted. In the present new edition it will be enjoyed by still another generation of readers. Its permanent charm lies in its faithful record of a child’s experiences of Earlham, the Norfolk home of the Gurney family. With the child’s own recollections are mingled the earlier memories and traditions of the place, from the time when John Gurney, father of Joseph John Gurney and Elizabeth Fry (and many others), settled there in the eighteenth century. The principal figures are those of the child’s grand-parents, the Rev. W. N. Ripley and his wife (by her first marriage Mrs. Gurney), who for nearly fifty years made Earlham the much-loved centre of innumerable ties. Summer days of childhood, the life of a large, happy household of old and young; a spirit of evangelical Christianity which had inherited the Quakerly virtue of the older Gurneys; anecdotes of the past, sketches of friends and relations, glimpses of earlier times from the days of Elizabeth Fry and her many brothers and sisters: all these are gathered about the impression of the beautiful old house itself, Earlham Hall, to show what the place and the life there meant, in its later years.”
Size: 8" x 5˝"
Number of Pages: 256

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