Foto des Verkäufers
Dublin, Marino Books, 2000. 14 x 22 cm. 278 pages. Original Hardcover in original dustjacket. Very good condition. Sprache: English. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The letters that are collected in this book tell a love story: that of Eric Appleby and Phyllis Ryan, during World War I. Eric Appleby was from Liverpool. An engineering student at the start of the War, he had been in his school Officer Training Corps, and in the Royal Engineers Territorials. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in 1914 and was sent to Athlone for training. At a dance there he met Phyllis Kelly, who was brought up in Athlone, where her father was a solicitor. The collections consist of some 200 letters, field service postcards and telegrams. Eric's 1916 diary has been used to verify locations and events. The letters cover Eric's experiences from the time he left Athlone in March 1915 until he was killed in October 1916 at the tail-end of the Somme offensive. They show how much he depends on Phyllis's love and her letters to him to help him deal with the horrors of war. The book includes every detail of his experience at the front, as well as descriptions of his four leaves home, to Liverpool, Dublin and Athlone, because Phyllis asked him to write about their "love days" together. Although there is only one, unposted letter from Phyllis, the story that develops testifies to their mutual regard and throws light also on Phyllis's personality, because Eric comments at length on her views and news and, as requested, writes about their time together.
Titel: Love Letters from the Front.
Verlag: Marino Books
Zustand: Very good condition.
Buchbeschreibung Preface, 2009. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good pbk, 8vo. Artikel-Nr. 125279
Buchbeschreibung London: Preface Publishing, 2008. Hardback (No Dust Wrapper.). Please note that at 1.2Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | Pictorial boards. 9½" x 6¼". [XVI] 367pp. Index. | First Edition (First Printing).Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Publishers promotional wrapper has closed tears to the lower panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Artikel-Nr. 176277