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Book Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Previous owner's name, small accession number and stamped date at top of front free end paper, stamped number top page edge and 'Anco copy' stamped on bottom page edges. Some damage from the removal of library pocket on back free end paper. A few pages show some rippling to top of pages, bottom for corners a little bumped. Dust jacket shows edgewear and light creasing but no library markings. Light lean to book. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Despite the faults, this is still an attractive, solid book. The author's birthplace colour the stories written by the author, like a lovely English rose, but because she actually lived in the US, the American editions are the true firsts. ; Ex-Library; 7.80 X 5.20 X 1 inches; 241 pages; "May and June are devoted sisters, married to the devoted Clare brothers. After 25 years of their marriages, the four still enjoy each other's company. One Clare brother is a successful brother, the other a not so successful writer. The generous successful brother and his wife, when moving from their London flat, invite the pecunious brother and his wife to accompany them and accept the use of a cottage on the grounds of the property where their large but decaying house in the country is located." (jacket blurb) A charming family story. ....."Dorothy Gladys 'Dodie' Smith was born in 1896 in Lancashire and she was one of the most successful female dramatists of her generation. Her first novel, I Capture the Castle, was written when she lived in America during the 1940's and marked her crossover debut from playwright to novelist. The novel became an immediate success and was produced as a play in 1954. She has written numerous other novels but is best known today for The Hundred and One Dalmatians, a story for younger readers. The Hundred and One Dalmatians became the basis of two Disney Films."