FIRST EDITION. One Fine Day By Mollie Panter-Downes – 1947

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It is a summer’s day in 1946. The English village of Wealding is no longer troubled by distant sirens, yet the rustling coils of barbed wire are a reminder that something, some quality of life, has evaporated. A dramatic story of the difficult post-war period, followed by the subsequent optimism that fuelled economic recovery

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Pre-owned. Together again after years of separation, Laura and Stephen Marshall and their daughter Victoria are forced to manage without ‘those anonymous caps and aprons who lived out of sight and pulled the strings’. Their rambling garden refuses to be tamed, the house seems perceptibly to crumble. But alone on a hillside, as evening falls, Laura comes to see what it would have meant if the war had been lost, and looks to the future with a new hope and optimism. Some tearing and darkening to the dust jacket. Some inscribing to the first page (some numbers and a signature, all in ink. Otherwise in good condition. First Edition. Hardcover. Published by Hamish Hamilton, London 1947

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Weight 0.209 kg