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Private Enterprise

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Angela Thirkell. Private Enterprise. Hamish Hamilton 1947. 381pp. 1st. Fair to Good condition . No dust jacket and covers a bit faded. Bumped, binding a little fragile with usual map of Barsetshire. Ownership inscription, neatly written in biro, 'Cardiff Station November 18th 1947.'
No. 16 in the Barsetshire series. Defiantly right wing title gives a clue, if needed, on its bias. It begins with the Mertons recovering from the fearsome and notorious winter of 1947. To enliven the post-war austerity a war widow and her unmarried and young sister-in law rent a cottage at Southbridge raising the usual romantic possibilities and providing a welcome distraction from the lingering privations of peacetime. At nearly 400 pages, this is a cosy and relaxing read though there is touch of asperity in the characters' complaints about the actions and restrictions of the post-war Labour government. A good picture of the times and the attitude of Thirkell's class to the reductions in their standard of living.

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Author(s):
Angela Thirkell
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
Octavo
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
381
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
Private Enterprise

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Angela Thirkell. Private Enterprise. Hamish Hamilton 1947. 381pp. 1st. Fair to Good condition . No dust jacket and covers a bit faded. Bumped, binding a little fragile with usual map of Barsetshire. Ownership inscription, neatly written in biro, 'Cardiff Station November 18th 1947.'
No. 16 in the Barsetshire series. Defiantly right wing title gives a clue, if needed, on its bias. It begins with the Mertons recovering from the fearsome and notorious winter of 1947. To enliven the post-war austerity a war widow and her unmarried and young sister-in law rent a cottage at Southbridge raising the usual romantic possibilities and providing a welcome distraction from the lingering privations of peacetime. At nearly 400 pages, this is a cosy and relaxing read though there is touch of asperity in the characters' complaints about the actions and restrictions of the post-war Labour government. A good picture of the times and the attitude of Thirkell's class to the reductions in their standard of living.

Author(s):
Angela Thirkell
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
Octavo
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
381
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
Private Enterprise

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