1st EDITION, 1st IMPRESSION. 142 x 222mm blue boards with gilt stamped titles to the spine. 139(1)pp + 3 author's works with original unclipped dust jacket priced at £2.60 net signed on the title page For Nanny/from Penelope/with love. The book also comes with a hand written letter from Lively gifting the book and adding, " I will be very indiscreet and tell you what is supposed to be a secret until it is announced on Dec 6th…….which is that it has won a literary prize – the Whitbread Award" . A near fine book in a very good plus jacket with toning to the spine, a little rubbing to the spine tips and fore edge corners. A really unique copy with a personal letter from the author to her nanny -turned -governess Lucy Williams who "had been more than a mother to her" and who looked after her until she was sent to boarding school in England age 12.
Author LIVELY, Penelope
Publisher William Heinemann Ltd