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Leaves In The Wind

£9.99

Product description

Hardback. Brown leather bound, with gold gilt design on front cover and spine. No dust jacket. Black & white illustration adjacent to title page. Text is clear and readable throughout. Previous owners name inscribed ion inside page. Some rubbing to top and bottom of spine but book overall is in very good condition.

Published by J.M. Dent & Sons, reprint edition 1930.


From 1915 A.G. Gardiner contributed to The Star under the pseudonym Alpha of the Plough. At the time The Star had several anonymous essayists whose pseudonyms were the names of stars. Invited to choose the name of a star as a pseudonym he chose the name of the brightest (alpha) star in the constellation "the Plough." His essays are uniformly elegant, graceful and humorous. His uniqueness lay in his ability to teach the basic truths of life in an easy and amusing manner. Pillars of Society, Pebbles on the Shore, Many Furrows and Leaves in the Wind are some of his best known writings.

The end of the essay "The Vanity of Old Age" is typically neat: "For Nature is a cunning nurse. She gives us lollipops all the way, and when the lollipop of hope and the lollipop of achievement are done, she gently inserts in our toothless gums the lollipop of remembrance. And with that pleasant vanity we are soothed to sleep."

Item details

Author(s):
Gardiner, A.G.
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
J.M. Dent & Sons
Title:
Leaves In The Wind

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Hardback. Brown leather bound, with gold gilt design on front cover and spine. No dust jacket. Black & white illustration adjacent to title page. Text is clear and readable throughout. Previous owners name inscribed ion inside page. Some rubbing to top and bottom of spine but book overall is in very good condition.

Published by J.M. Dent & Sons, reprint edition 1930.


From 1915 A.G. Gardiner contributed to The Star under the pseudonym Alpha of the Plough. At the time The Star had several anonymous essayists whose pseudonyms were the names of stars. Invited to choose the name of a star as a pseudonym he chose the name of the brightest (alpha) star in the constellation "the Plough." His essays are uniformly elegant, graceful and humorous. His uniqueness lay in his ability to teach the basic truths of life in an easy and amusing manner. Pillars of Society, Pebbles on the Shore, Many Furrows and Leaves in the Wind are some of his best known writings.

The end of the essay "The Vanity of Old Age" is typically neat: "For Nature is a cunning nurse. She gives us lollipops all the way, and when the lollipop of hope and the lollipop of achievement are done, she gently inserts in our toothless gums the lollipop of remembrance. And with that pleasant vanity we are soothed to sleep."

Author(s):
Gardiner, A.G.
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
J.M. Dent & Sons
Title:
Leaves In The Wind

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