In the Beginning Said Great Aunt Jane by Helen Bradley lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Jonathan Cape, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings;
From the cover: For Helen Bradley as a small child Tuesday afternoons up Springhead were very special, because Great-Aunt Jane could tell the most beautiful stories about God. In the beginning, she would always start off, and on she would go with wonderful tales of how God had lit the stars with his matches to get rid of some of the blue-velvet void, how he polished the Sun with Brasso, and of the terrible rain that came when he went to Manchester and left the tap on.
The gay, graceful Edwardian magic of the Miss Carter books is here deftly coloured with Helen Bradleys childhood visions of the Almighty at his daily work that exciting time when fish and chips were served for tea as a special treat on Judgment Day, when Adam and Eve could be found at Blackpool, and God lived up in the shed on the moors.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust Wrapper a little faded, more heavily at the edges. Boards slightly bowed. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
31 pages. 10½ x 11¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Social History category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…