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Nurse Matilda [1964, Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone]

£10.99

Product description

Second impression published in June 1964 by Brockhampton Press. First published in April 1964. An attractive edition with gilt decorated red boards and red end papers. Includes a silk ribbon place marker. Red edges to the pages.Black & white illustrations throughout the text by Edward Ardizzone.

The Nurse Matilda books were written by the British children's author Christianna Brand (1907–1988) and illustrated by her cousin, Edward Ardizzone. The books are based on stories told to the cousins by their grandfather.

They concern a hideously ugly witch known as Nurse Matilda who has been highly recommended to Mr. and Mrs. Brown as a nursemaid by several agencies. Nurse Matilda arrives at the household of the Brown family and becomes a nanny to the innumerable Brown children. The Brown children are "exceedingly naughty" and frighten off many governesses in a wonderfully mischievous way — until Nurse Matilda comes. She teaches the children to behave, and deals with the fearsome and persnickety Great Aunt Adelaide Stitch. In the end the children become good and decent, and Nurse Matilda leaves to attend another family of naughty children.

In very good bright and clean condition. one or two light marks to the cover and the spine is very slightly skewed. Light foxing to the page edges which are otherwise pretty clean. Binding tight.

Item details

Added value:
Delightful Illustrations
Author(s):
Christianna Brand
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5cm x 10.5cm
Edition:
Second Impression, 1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Brockhampton Press
Title:
Nurse Matilda

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Second impression published in June 1964 by Brockhampton Press. First published in April 1964. An attractive edition with gilt decorated red boards and red end papers. Includes a silk ribbon place marker. Red edges to the pages.Black & white illustrations throughout the text by Edward Ardizzone.

The Nurse Matilda books were written by the British children's author Christianna Brand (1907–1988) and illustrated by her cousin, Edward Ardizzone. The books are based on stories told to the cousins by their grandfather.

They concern a hideously ugly witch known as Nurse Matilda who has been highly recommended to Mr. and Mrs. Brown as a nursemaid by several agencies. Nurse Matilda arrives at the household of the Brown family and becomes a nanny to the innumerable Brown children. The Brown children are "exceedingly naughty" and frighten off many governesses in a wonderfully mischievous way — until Nurse Matilda comes. She teaches the children to behave, and deals with the fearsome and persnickety Great Aunt Adelaide Stitch. In the end the children become good and decent, and Nurse Matilda leaves to attend another family of naughty children.

In very good bright and clean condition. one or two light marks to the cover and the spine is very slightly skewed. Light foxing to the page edges which are otherwise pretty clean. Binding tight.

Added value:
Delightful Illustrations
Author(s):
Christianna Brand
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5cm x 10.5cm
Edition:
Second Impression, 1964
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Brockhampton Press
Title:
Nurse Matilda

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