The Boy Who Came to Stay

£70.00

Product description

A rare book in very good condition. Clean illustrated boards. Some slight foxing to board top and bottom edges and to edges of text block; spine ends bumped. Brown toning to end papers but pages clean. Jacket has the same front illustration as the book and has light general wear marks. Back cover and flaps foxed; corners and spine ends have small tears and chips; closed tear to top of front, approx. 1.5 cm, and also to top of back, approx 8 mm. "The Boy Who Came to Stay", by a well-known author of books about ponies and the countryside, is an ambitious departure. It is the story of young Daniel who comes to live on a farm with his cousins, after his mother has died. The energetic young people quickly dismiss Daniel as a freak, for he has odd habits like going to church, he is a weakling, he refuses to fit in. But worse is to follow, and in a climax of dramatic intensity, Sheila and her brother bury Daniel in the midden. Retribution is certain and severe and the outcome of this vivid and most unusual story is deeply satisfying. Illustrated by Alan Breese.

Item details

Author(s):
Pullein-Rhompson, Diana
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.7 cm x 18.8 cm
Edition:
First 1960
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
112
Publisher:
The Faith Press
Title:
The Boy Who Came to Stay

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A rare book in very good condition. Clean illustrated boards. Some slight foxing to board top and bottom edges and to edges of text block; spine ends bumped. Brown toning to end papers but pages clean. Jacket has the same front illustration as the book and has light general wear marks. Back cover and flaps foxed; corners and spine ends have small tears and chips; closed tear to top of front, approx. 1.5 cm, and also to top of back, approx 8 mm. "The Boy Who Came to Stay", by a well-known author of books about ponies and the countryside, is an ambitious departure. It is the story of young Daniel who comes to live on a farm with his cousins, after his mother has died. The energetic young people quickly dismiss Daniel as a freak, for he has odd habits like going to church, he is a weakling, he refuses to fit in. But worse is to follow, and in a climax of dramatic intensity, Sheila and her brother bury Daniel in the midden. Retribution is certain and severe and the outcome of this vivid and most unusual story is deeply satisfying. Illustrated by Alan Breese.

Author(s):
Pullein-Rhompson, Diana
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.7 cm x 18.8 cm
Edition:
First 1960
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
112
Publisher:
The Faith Press
Title:
The Boy Who Came to Stay

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