Being the memoirs of a Windsor Castle choir boy, Russell Thorndike, during the last years of Queen Victoria. Preface is an extract from a letter written to the author by his sister, Dame Sybil Thorndike-Casson during the Coronation week of their Majesties King george the Sixth and Queen Elizabeth.
Contents include: 'Toll's Down', 'How I came to be at Windsor Castle',' Instructions on leaving the presence', 'Spur and Quarter Money's', 'Up and down the Castle Hill', 'I see the Queen', 'Singing with Princesses', 'Concerning some important persons at Windsor', 'Christmas and the Kaiser', 'Winchester Tower', 'Osborne and Balmoral', 'The Diamond Jubilee', 'The Royal vault', 'Queen Victoria the soldier',' Queen Victoria the sailor', 'Serenades to the Queen', 'Long live the King', 'The last great drive' and 'the last 'Toll's Down'. Illustrated by black and white photographs.
Used hard back book. This is a rare copy of a first edition book published in 1937. Gift dedication on front paper and signed by the author '& love from Russell'.
Cream spine and blue cloth boards with decorative gilding. This book is in good condition commensurate with age. Tight binding. Some yellowing and foxing of pages.