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The Gone Away

  • Author:
    Ratcliffe, Dorothy Una
  • Publisher:
    John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London, 1930
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A Romance of the Dales in three Acts. Illustrated by Charles Simpson. First edition, 1930. Hardback. [iv], xiii, 94pp plus 8 pages of publisher's ads at rear. Green half morocco binding with gilt over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Mrs Ratcliffe's three act drama set in the Yorkshire Dales. "And the old woman began, first setting her stage, then introducing her characters that she had already taught me to know far better than I knew our neighbours. She would catch the different qualities of their voices; she would blow the hunting measures on the silver horn that had once belonged to Squire Dalmaine, until above the wailing of the wind I could hear the horses' hooves thudding up and down the dale. The old grandfather clock ticked in time to the flowing of her voice, and the evening would pass swiftly. Suddenly he would realise that the fire was tired, that the kitchen was becoming chilly, and that another day had heard its "Gone Away."" Colour frontispiece and eight full-page black & white illustrations by Charles Simpson. Book in very good condition. Re-backed. Boards re-covered and endpapers renewed. Corners of upper board bumped (top) and a little frayed (bottom). Text block fore edge and bottom edge soiled and spotted. Mild spotting and occasional soiling throughout.
  • Our price: £20.00

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