Canon's Folly - Martin AndrewsLondon: Michael Joseph, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with correspondent wear to the dust wrapper. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Signed by the author, in name only, on the title page — without provenance. Includes: Black & white photographs on individual leaves;
From the cover: “This is the story of a long and active life, nearly half of it spent in the service of the parishioners of Stoke Glimsland on the borders of Cornwall and Devon. Canon Andrews was appointed Rector by the Prince of Wales and it was due to the Prince’s encouragement that, in 1932, he decided to preach less about the needs of the unemployed and to do more about them. With little capital but much enthusiasm he turned the quiet gardens of the Rectory into a thriving concern — growing flowers and vegetables for the market and rearing pigs and poultry. As soon as the wages of one man were provided he took on another, then more land and soon the farms were employing fifty people. Before this appointment he travelled all over the world. Memories of light-hearted student days at Cambridge; hair-raising experiences as a member of a Bush Brotherhood in the Australian outback; hospital work in Khartoum; adventures as a stretcher-bearer in Gallipoli and chaplain in France; these are some of the strands in a delightful book. His acquaintance with the Royal Family, begun with the Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor, was continued with King George VI and with Queen Elizabeth, each of whom have visited and taken a keen interest in the Rectory Farms. This book is a rich tapestry of people and places, by a much-loved octogenarian who is forever young in heart.”