The Blackbird Has Fled - Mary GravestonThe Bodley Head, 1953, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.
Portraiture frontispiece. From the cover: “MAIDENHEAD BRIDGE, Boulter’s Lock and the Taplow woods provide the background to the early scenes in this wholly delightful autobiography. The author paints a charming picture of those tranquil days at the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, before the advent of telephones, motor-cars or radio. There are glimpses of many well known people (the Grenfell family, of Taplow Court, Madame Melba, and the present Lord Montgomery) as well as vivid descriptions of clothes, weddings, holidays, revival-meetings, and also life in an old Paris house with — a rarity in Paris — a garden.
Size: 8¼" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 127
£10.80 (Now Sold)