This is the third book in a series. In the first of the trilogy, Miss Buncle’s Book (1934), Persephone Book No. 81, Miss Buncle, gloriously, wrote a novel about the village she lived in and then had hastily to depart because the true identity of ‘John Smith’, the author, was about to be revealed. In Miss Buncle Married (1936) , Persephone Book No. 91, she becomes the wife of her publisher and leaves Hampstead for Wandlebury, a village within commutable distance of London. The Two Mrs Abbotts starts with one of the characters in Miss Buncle’s Book arriving in the village to give a talk for the Women’s Institute and to stay with Mrs Abbott, not knowing that it is her old friend Miss Buncle, mother by now of two children. And after that there is the usual intensely readable round of events, and the novel is wonderfully enjoyable.
Published in 1945 this is a first edition book published in Australia. It was set up, printed and bound for the publishers Collins Bros and Co. Ltd., Sydney, by Wilke and Co. Pty. Ltd, Melbourne.
With a faded green hardback cover. Sunning to the spine and part of the back cover. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Minor foxing to the edges of the pages. Minor bumping. Internally clean and well bound. Good condition for its age.