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Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon

£19.00

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The wandering minstrel Martin Pippin finds a lovelorn ploughman who begs him to visit the orchard where his beloved has been locked in the mill-house with six sworn virgins to guard her. Martin Pippin goes to the rescue and wins the confidence of the young women by telling them love stories. Although ostensibly a children's book, the six love stories, which have much the form of Perrault's fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, have a depth which is adult in sentiment, and indeed they were written not for a child but for a young soldier, Victor Haslam, who had, like Farjeon, been a close friend of Edward Thomas. Among the stories, themes include the apparent loss of a loved one, betrayal, and the yearning of a woman for whom it appears that love will never come. Four full colour plates by C. E. Brock.

No dust jacket, spine is peeling at edges but book is otherwise in good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Farjeon, Eleanor
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
369
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

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The wandering minstrel Martin Pippin finds a lovelorn ploughman who begs him to visit the orchard where his beloved has been locked in the mill-house with six sworn virgins to guard her. Martin Pippin goes to the rescue and wins the confidence of the young women by telling them love stories. Although ostensibly a children's book, the six love stories, which have much the form of Perrault's fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, have a depth which is adult in sentiment, and indeed they were written not for a child but for a young soldier, Victor Haslam, who had, like Farjeon, been a close friend of Edward Thomas. Among the stories, themes include the apparent loss of a loved one, betrayal, and the yearning of a woman for whom it appears that love will never come. Four full colour plates by C. E. Brock.

No dust jacket, spine is peeling at edges but book is otherwise in good condition.

Author(s):
Farjeon, Eleanor
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
369
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

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