My Own Trumpet: A Schoolmaster’s Story (A. F. Lace) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography section. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
Bath: A. F. Lace, 1969, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: In 1968 the author produced his history of Monkton Combe School for its Centenary Year, and this was warmly acclaimed. Some of his readers however said that it was incomplete, since it left out almost entirely his own part in the story. Mr. Lace has therefore decided to write his own book about his life as a schoolmaster. When he implies that he will thereby be blowing his own trumpet, the reader will perhaps see the small self-mocking smile with which the words are uttered.
It is indeed a schoolmasters story. For Mr. Lace has written not only about his career, but also about his schoolmasterly ideas. His experiences in Africa too show how his outlook was widened and enriched. He is at pains to tell his readers that he did much by means of trial and error and tended to be a Jack of all trades. But many of those who have known him as boys would say that he was well able to slip from one trade to another.
The impact of schoolmasters on us is such that this book will interest many besides Monktonians.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tanning to the spine, a nick to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 201 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.