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1959. Reprint. 283 pages. Blue pictorial dj over red cloth hardback with gilt lettering.Pages remain clean throughout.Mild shelf wear to the spine and boards. Gilt remains bright.Minor edge wear and mild tanning to dj. Unclipped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Vivid, funny and touched with tragedy, My Friends the Miss Boyds was an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1959. Jane Duncan evokes the world she knew as a child, a closely woven community on Scotland's remote and beautiful Black Isle. Into this small, self-reliant society come the Miss Boyds, silly, would-be sophisticated outsiders from Inverness. Their disruptive effect foretokens a wider impact on the rural way of life as war is followed by economic depression.
This little gem has been unearthed from 1959... Janet Sandison is remembering her childhood in a Highlands community in 1918, in particular the Miss Boyds, six 'old maids' whose comedic turn slowly becomes deeply poignant. --Sunday Telegraph, July 25, 2010
It gives a lovingly written picture of traditional Scottish croft and village life, much as Cranford did of Cheshire a century earlier. --The Lady, August 31, 2010
This tale is full of vitality and the humorous incidents, piling one on top of another, carry themselves along in a thoroughly enjoyable way. --The Observer, May 10, 1959
Miss Duncan captures the sharp, authentic voice of childhood, extracting great richness from the Scottish idiom of her characters. --Times Literary Supplement, May 8, 1959
Candid wit and unconventional pathos.
--Sunday Times, May 10, 1959
Titel: My Friends the Miss Boyds
Buchbeschreibung Macmillan, 1966. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1966. 282 pages. Illustrated blue dust jacket with black lettering over red cloth. Clean pages with firm binding. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear, tear and chipping to edges and corners.Heavy tanning to spine. Mild soiling to DJ. book. Artikel-Nr. 1472049604AL
Buchbeschreibung Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1966. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1966. 282 pages. Blue dust jacket with black lettering over red cloth. Mild brown staining to pages on occasion. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild staining and soiling to boards. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Moderate foxing and tanning to DJ. Mild staining and soiling to DJ. Previous price sticker to front. book. Artikel-Nr. 1478005011AL