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Young Betjeman

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03767

ISBN: 0719545315

Condition: Very Good


John Betjeman became a national monument to equal any of those he described so delightfully. The most popular poet since Tennyson, knighted, Poet Laureate, commemorated in Westminster Abbey. When others were swept along by the jazz age, why was he drawn back to the Victorians? How , in Philip Larkin's phrase did he' become Betjeman'? There is light tanning to the text block edge and the d/w has some edge creasing and wear to the corners. View more info

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John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love

By: Bevis Hillier

Price: £17.50

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 2002

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03773

ISBN: 0719550025

Condition: Fine


This book is the centrepiece of Bevis Hillier's sparkling trilogy, one of the most entertaining of biographies . Betjeman's loves and longings are described, as well as the beginning of his close and enduring friendship with Lady Elizabeth Cavendish. The d/w has rippling to the top edge front and back and light wear to the top front corner. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

The clear shadow

By: Mary Casey

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Rigby & Lewis Easter: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04430

ISBN: 1869887123

Condition: Very Good


During her life-time Mary Casey had been persuaded to publish only a handful of her poems, always in journals of limited circulation. On her death, in 1980 , she left behind a large body of work, from, which three sequences of poetry have been selected. This is no 131 of a limited no of 250 which was the first print run. There is a dedication on the front end paper which says " for Elspeth Huxley from Gerard Casey ". A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Rupert Brooke: Life, Death and Myth

By: Nigel Jones

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Head of Zeus: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04406

ISBN: 1781857032

Condition: Very Good


This revised edition of Nigel Jones's admired biography, including an account of a previously unknown affair, reveals a more conflicted and troubled individual than the gilded Adonis of English literary legend. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info