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Leaven of Malice

by Davies, Robertson

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Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Co., 1954. First edition (312 pp.) in pictorial dust jacket and red publisher’s cloth. Davies’ second novel, set in Salterton. A malicious prank in the form of a fictitious wedding announcement sets off events which reach many more people than the three objects of its original intent. Not price clipped, in pictorial dust jacket with some wear around the edges, previous owner’s stamp on rear endpaper. In general, very good.

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Leaven of Malice, published in 1954, is the second novel in The Salterton Trilogy by Canadian novelist Robertson Davies. The other two novels are Tempest-Tost and A Mixture of Frailties. The series was also published in one volume as The Salterton Trilogy in 1986. The trilogy revolves around the residents of the imaginary town of Salterton, Ontario. Davies won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 1955 for Leaven of Malice.

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Title
Leaven of Malice
Author
Davies, Robertson
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First Edition
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