Bury Me in My Boots by Sally Trench lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Hodder & Stoughton, 1968, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: Sally Trench was twenty-one when she completed this remarkable book. It tells of four years spent mostly on the road, among people who have rejected society and those whom society has rejected beats, vagrants, alcoholics and drug addicts. She spent her days around Londons West End, begging money from passers-by to buy food for her down-and-outs. At night she could be found among the vagrants on Waterloo Station, or sharing a fire with the meths drinkers.
Sally Trench is a Christian who believes in love in action: sitting with a junkie through agonising days of withdrawal; holding the hand of a meths drinker as he dies destitute and neglected on a bomb-site; physically restraining a girl bent on suicide; risking her own life to save a tramp from a burning building.
Her own story, told by herself with a refreshing youthful optimism and zest for living, reflects a mature concern with social problems, and also the mixture of happiness and heartbreak which comes from a genuine involvement with other people.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a triangular crease and tear to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!