Blishen, Edward. Mind How You Go. London, Constable,. 1997. 1st Edition. 8vo. Blue Hardcover, silver titles to spine, with unclipped dustwrapper. Pp249. The printed dedication in this book is to Sim and Arnold Rattenbury and for Nick Taylor. Printed posthumously, there is a handwritten inscription on the front free endpaper by his widow Nancy. “For Sim and Arnold, dear/ friends to whom this book/ is dedicated in love and friendship. From Nance. Also included, loose, is a letter from Nancy Blishen to Arnold and Sim Rattenbury and some contemporaneous reviews of the book including one written by Nicholas Tucker, which, from the letter written by Nancy was not accepted by a newspaper. She writes of the comments she has received from people about the book and of the Newspapers ….” ‘Oh, I did love Mind How you Go. There is no admonishment of Edwards astonishing powers of selection and description. The wit is, if anything, even greater. Our battles with age and deterioration of our tiresome bodies are superbly described. I kept on giving little yelps of recognition’. So b!gg!r the Guardian AND the Independent And the Times!!!!” A fine book with a fine provenance. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
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