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Children of the Sun - Morris West

Heinemann, 1957, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tanning to the reverse. Price Clipped.

3rd Reprint. [First: Same Year] Includes a laid-in publishers inclusion of two letters relating to the work undertaken at The House of Urchins. From the Times coverage of the book: “This is a book to shame those who, like myself, tend to think of Naples and its surroundings as a sun-laden gulf of pleasure, a miracle ground for the senses. Mr. Morris West, an Australian novelist with a social conscience, is concerned entirely with the horrors of the life in the bassi, the slum area many of whose alley walls still bear the fading legend ‘Off Limits’, ironical words that can stand as a symbol of official Italian and Neapolitan indifference to gross overcrowding, nonexistent sanitation, malnutrition, illiteracy, organised vice, and the other offshoots of unemployment in the Italian South.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: [XIV] 215
Cover Art By: Susanna Bott

£6.50 (Now Sold)