Miss Carter Came with Us by Helen Bradley

Miss Carter Came with Us by Helen Bradley lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Jonathan Cape, 1973, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings;

From the cover: If you can imagine a combination of Kathleen Hales Orlando books, which have an innocence totally free from whimsy, Daisy Ashfords ingenuousness in the young visitors and Lowrys pictures of the industrial north, then Helen Bradleys painting has something of all these.

With these words The Times greeted the publication of the now celebrated and Miss Carter wore pink. The lovely colours, the charm and activity of all the characters have won Helen Bradley, a 73-year-old grandmother of seven, a devoted following. Her paintings have sold for as much as £2,000 apiece, and novelist John Fowles called her bestselling book the best Christmas card of the decade.

In Miss Carter Came With Us Helen Bradley depicts life in Lancashire throughout the whole year of 1908. My pictures are a love story of that gentle period, she says. The same loved characters of the previous book make their appearance the three maiden aunts in their graceful muslin skirts, their friend Miss Carter (who wore pink), Willie Murgatroyd, the mill lad who was always fighting, Helen herself and her brother George, the dogs Gyp and Barney. Whether the scenes and their delightful, gay commentary depict shopping trips, a picnic party, holiday fun in Blackpool, Christmas Day, or even a suffragette meeting (where Miss Carter fainted), they add up to a beguiling look back at an Edwardian childhood that can only evoke nostalgic envy in the 1970s.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
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…

BUY NOW FOR £3.25 + P&P!

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