Two works by American novelist Paul Gallico.
The first is a sixth impression of Flowers for Mrs Harris, published by Michael Joseph, London, in 1960. This book is in a good condition, although the priceclipped dustjacket is torn midway up and across the spine (please see photos) and is shelfworn. Internally, there is a small piece of writing on the front endpaper, although the rest of the book is clean and the binding is sound.
In this novel, Paul Gallico tells the story of a London charwoman who saw the clothes worn by her employers and wanted above all else to own a Dior gown of her own, so embarks on a trip to Paris, where she found the purchase of the gown to be a far more difficult and complicated business than she had ever dreamed possible. What happened to her in Paris and what happened, too, when she left its magic for her own London home again is the story told in this book.
The second work is a first edition copy of the sequel Mrs Harris Goes to New York, also published by Michael Joseph, London, in 1960. This book is in a good condition, although the priceclipped dustjacket shows some signs of fading and shelfwear. The binding is sound and the pages are clean.
In this book, Mrs Harris visits the United States with her faithful but timid friend Mrs Violet Butterfield. Since Mrs Harris has a heart as generous as London itself, she soon finds herself committed to finding the real father of a maltreated waif. Her search brings her into touch with every kind of American citizen, creates untold diplomatic complications and brings her both serious trouble and stout allies.
A lovely collection of works by the author of The Snow Goose and The Poseidon Adventure.