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Flowers for Mrs Harris.


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UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,2nd imp before publication.NFINE/NFINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, matt,colour pictorial artwork by Ashley Pope,illustrated front panel of dw/dj with black lettering,lightly sunned spine with black lettering,rear panel plain pale blue; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present, though one small puncture to front gutter's edge but without loss.Top edges lightly toned from light dust-soiling and without foxing,fore-edges+fore-edges brighter and also without foxing; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered, publisher's original plain RAF blue cloth bds with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters and white floral decorations to spine/ backstrip,and pink floral decoration/illustrated endpapers which have off-set shadowing from respective pastedowns to verso+recto of the free endpapers.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,2nd imp before publication,5-142pp [paginated] includes 14 chapters,plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages. Mrs Harris was a London char who saw so much of the lovely clothes of her employers that the one thing she wanted above all else was to own a Dior gown.When she learnt how much her treasure wouuld cost she almost dismissed the idea: but luck was on her side and with its help and by dogged saving she one day found herself the possessor of enough money to buy a return air ticket to Paris and,her heart's desire,a gown from the House of Dior.
So to Paris she went,the little red rose bobbing on her green straw hat,a cheerful,irrepressible London char,to a city of sophistication and elegabce,only to find that the purchase of the gown was a far more difficult and complicated business than she had ever dreamed possible.What happened to her in Paris,and what happened,too,when she left its magic for her own London home again,is the story Mr Gallico tells in this book.It is,if you like,a fairy tale: but of its enchantment,humour and pathos that it will be welcomed this Christmas and loved for many years to come as one of his most moving stories.
A highly collected and prolific author,and a typical example in his comedic style and will be an important and welcome addition to the Gallico canon. Since April 2013 and again in March 2015,and in this year too, the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template, altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too!
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Flowers for Mrs Harris.
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UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,2nd imp before publication.
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.No ISBN.Paul Gallico_short stories_The Snow Goose_The Small Miracle_Snowflake_Ludmila.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"


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