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Clean Clothes On Sunday - Celia Davies

Terence Dalton, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine ends and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with some scuffs toward the tail. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Clean Clothes on Sunday was symptomatic of an era now past. Celia Davies was born in 1902 and she provides a vivid picture of her life in Edwardian England. She carries her story on beyond that August in 1914 when the whole social structure changed for ever. Until she was seven years of age she lived at Woodford Green in Essex and the first part of the narrative revolves around that neighbourhood and her immediate family. Later she moved to Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and as she became more aware of her surroundings the story widens into an account of early schooling, visits to the Zoo and other outings.

She tells how her father’s family had farmed in Bow with the Mile End Road as a boundary to their land and of her mother’s ancestors, amongst them a Master of Clare College during the reign of Charles I.

This is an entertaining account of a small girl growing up during the first two decades of this century and her emergence as a modern girl into the Brave New World.”


Jacket designed by John Davies. Foreword or introduction by Henry Cecil. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 188 pages.
£11.00