An Idler on the Shropshire Borders - Ida GandyShrewsbury: Wilding & Son, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the lightly faded spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
2nd printing, first published 1970. Contains: Black & white drawings;
From the cover: “By what still seems to her a miracle Ida Gandy found in 1930 a practice for her doctor husband in the little village in south-west Shropshire which became their home for fifteen supremely happy years.
Drawing on fully-kept diaries she writes of it and its surroundings with deep affection; of the people; of explorings far and wide over the hills either alone, or with two schoolboy sons, or a small daughter; of the river at the foot of the garden; of boatings on it, or across the floods that at times turned the valley into one great lake; of borderland castles; of the Clun sheep; of village broadcasts. Birds also play their part, especially curlew, heron, raven, and kites.
Shropshire people cannot fail to enjoy this book, and so, we believe, will all true country lovers.”