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The Empty Spaces — The Poems of Sarah Churchill - Sarah Churchill

Leslie Frewin, 1968, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. 2 short closed tears to the head and tail of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

3rd Impression. [First Edition: 1966] From the cover: “Sarah, Lady Audley, the second daughter of the late Sir Winston Churchill, has been writing poetry since her childhood, but The Empty Spaces is the first occasion her work has been presented in book form. This collection consists of more than sixty poignant poems, each an evocative recollection from a life that has known sadness — more sadness, perhaps, than most. It includes lines written in her ‘teens, childhood memories of the magic of the seashore, an early recollection of tea at the Ritz, a war-time memento called ACW2 to Pilot Officer, a quintet of poems in memory of her husband, Lord (Henry) Audley, and a moving tribute addressed to her father, ‘WSC, entitled The Lost Farewell. The title, The Empty Spaces, derives from the philosophy of the Chinese work, the Too Te Ching, which teaches an extreme, compassionate morality: ‘Just as we take advantage of what is, we should recognise the utility of what is not.’”
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 96
Cover Art By: Lobo Nocho

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