French Leave

By: Somerville, E., OE. & Martin Ross

Price: $28.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in grass green paper covered boards with gilt spine title. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips still sharp. No names, tears or soil in the 287 pp text. Unclipped dust jacket has a wrap around dark green illustration on grass green background of the finish of a fox hunt. Displays well in new mylar sleeve despite lightly sunned backstrip. An enchanting novel, displaying to the full Somerville and Ross's gift for dialogue and clear eye for the beauty of the Irish countryside. Edith Somerville's nephew, Patrick Coghill, has written a fascinating essay to introduce this new edition. The story is set in the 1880's, when it was considered most improper for a young lady from Southern Ireland to go off, by herself, to Paris with very little money but a keen desire to paint. Lady Kirwen, who was a natural Bohemian, sympathized with her daughter's ambition, but the Master or Kirwnscourt wouldn't hear of it. After a furious row with him on the hunting field, while their friends and neighbors looked on, Patsey Kirwen borrowed

Title: French Leave

Author Name: Somerville, E., OE. & Martin Ross

Illustrator: Somerville, E. OE.

Categories: ADULT FICTION,

Publisher: London, Tom Stacey Reprints Ltd.: 1973

ISBN Number: 0854683402

ISBN Number 13: 9780854683406

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 47039

Keywords: Irish Society, Bohemian Vacation, Fancy Free Ladies in the 1800s, Women Artists, Painting in Paris, Proper Ladylike Behaviour.,