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Book Description
FIRST EDITION, WITH AUTHORIAL DEDICATION. 8vo, pp. [224]. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spine ends bruised, bumps to bottom edges. Dusty top edge, a few spots. Dedication in blue pen in Jameson’s neat hand to ffep: “To Agnes Headlam-Morley/ This unnecessary novel/ with great respect./ Storm Jameson.” Faint off-setting to feps, traces of erased pencil notes to rear endapers. Else, clean and tidy. In Stanley Glazier’s original dust jacket: laminated and toned, spine sunned, creased and nicked, especially at spine ends, a few short tears. Very good/ good+.
Dealer Notes
There will be a Short Interval was Jameson’s last novel, and while well-reviewed, she took little interest, noting: ‘In some queer way I wrote my books for Guy [Chapman, her husband, who had died the previous year], and now he has gone there is no point in it, no point in anything.’ (cited in Jennifer Birkett, Margaret Storm Jameson (2009)). According to Jameson’s biographer, the historian and Oxford Professor Headlam-Morley was more an admirer of Chapman, than of Jameson herself. Jameson and Headlam-Morley did correspond, however, with the former reviewing Headlam-Morley’s novella Last Days: June 1944 to January 1945 (1960). Headlam-Morley offered her own dedication to Jameson in her edition of her father James Headlam-Morley’s A Memoir of the Paris Peace Conference 1919 (1972) (see ref #1532).
Author JAMESON, Storm; [HEADLAM-MORLEY, Agnes]
Date 1973
Publisher London: Harvill Press
Condition Very good/ good+

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