Mrs Harris Goes To New York by Paul Gallico hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Michael Joseph, 1960, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Mrs Ada Harris, the cheerful, courageous cockney charwoman, won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers when Paul Gallico told the story of her visit to Paris, her acquisition of a Dior dress and of a wealth of new friends.
Now Mrs Harris goes to the United States. Undaunted by the prospect of travel, new ways, new faces and new places, she sets off gaily for the New World with her faithful but timid friend, Mrs Violet Butterfield. Since Mrs Harris has a heart as generous as London itself, she soon finds herself committed to finding the real father of a maltreated waif. Her search brings her into touch with every kind of American citizen, creates untold diplomatic complications and brings her both serious trouble and stout allies.
All those who enjoyed Flowers for Mrs Harris will love this new book, and everybody who has not yet met her will be enchanted by her indomitable spirit, her unconquerable ingenuity and her incomparable London pride.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is heavily faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
191 pages. 7½” x 5″.
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