Far from the Madding War - Lord Berners (1st edition, 1941) - WW2 vintage hardback book
Far from the Madding War - Lord Berners (1st edition, 1941) - WW2 vintage hardback book
Far from the Madding War - Lord Berners (1st edition, 1941) - WW2 vintage hardback book
Far from the Madding War - Lord Berners (1st edition, 1941) - WW2 vintage hardback book
Far from the Madding War - Lord Berners (1st edition, 1941) - WW2 vintage hardback book

Far from the Madding War - Lord Berners (1st edition, 1941) - WW2 vintage hardback book

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Second World War novel - a tale of "an identifiable University town in war-time" - FREE UK P&P
£47.50

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Far from the Madding War - Lord Berners (1st edition, 1941) - WW2 vintage hardback book
 
Lord Berners, "Far from the Madding War. With three illustrations by the author" (London, Constable and Company Ltd., 1941, first edition). Second World War vintage hardback fiction book (red-purple cloth boards with silver titles to spine) with scarce original dustwrapper, 192pp plus title, contents pages etc. and three black and white plates, measuring approximately 13.3 x 19.2 x 2.2cm (5.25 x 7.55 x 0.85in). "Lord Berners has written a story about an identifiable University town in war-time. Emmeline, the central figure of the story, is the daughter of the Warden of All Saints. The noises of the outside world distressed this sensitive girl because they obliged her to think. So she built for herself a sound-proof room in order not to have to think at all. But the mental repose she so ardently desired is continually being disturbed by the most extraordinary things taking place in the University ... The war-work she has chosen is of so peculiar and reprehensible a nature that she is obliged to perform it in the deepest secrecy."
 
The dustjacket is discoloured (especially to the spine) and marked with age wear including bumping, tearing, creasing, scratches, indentations and slight loss, but has not been price-clipped; the cover itself remains clean and bright apart from some discoloration and shelf wear to the edges and bumping to the corners; the top right corner of the front endpaper is slightly indented and worn where an old pencil price has been erased, whilst the frontispiece is slightly buckled along the inner edge; the pages are discoloured with some foxing to the edges, together with slight edge and corner wear including the odd corner crease, but otherwise remain in good clean condition.
 
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Brand Constable & Co
Code 5/297
Condition Used