Red cloth boards with book title stamped in white to upper board and white lettering to spine. Some tiny pin holes to edge of upper board. Decorative bookplate from travel and wine writer Stephen Brook to paste-down. Small bookseller’s stamp to foot of rear paste-down. In unclipped dust jacket with the price of 9s6d net to upper flap. Worn to edges with loss to spine ends. Small piece missing from head of upper panel and further loss to spine. (Please see photographs.) *** Phyllis Paul (1903-73) is one of the most obscure writer we’ve ever come across. Paul wrote two novels early on in her career, both published by Secker: We Are Spoiled (1933) and The Children Triumphant (1934). The latter was reviewed by Graham Greene in the Spectator who wrote that Paul has “a serious claim to be judged as an artist”. After a fifteen year gap they were followed (apparently) by nine other titles, published by Heinemann from 1949 to 1967. Her first Heinemann novel was called Camilla (1949). It’s a mysterious tale set in London just after the war and it’s one of her most elusive titles. As far as we’re aware, our copy is the first to become available in many years.
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|Publisher||William Heinemann Ltd.|
|Book Condition||Near Fine|
|Jacket Condition||Near Fine|