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An Idler on the Shropshire Borders - Ida Gandy

Shrewsbury: 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.”


Illustrated by David Jones. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 160 pages.
£16.00