The Great Western Beach: A Memoir of a Cornish Childhood Between the Wars :: Emma Smith soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Bloomsbury, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: The Hallsmiths are a truly remarkable family; or that, at least, is how Elspeths parents would like to be perceived. But Father, a hero of the Great War, convinced his destiny is to become a famous painter, has to suffer with gritted teeth the ignominy of his actual position in society that of lowly bank clerk. And although Mother, bereaved of three fiancés during the Great War, is at last a married woman with children, she does have the unfortunate knack of upstaging her husband, being, unlike him, tall, charming and admired by everybody. As for the Twins, fearless, defiant Pam and…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 358 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
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