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Mary, mourning the death of her son Robin, is at the home of her widowed mother, when a motley group of relatives arrives for Christmas and a severe snowstorm strands them all together
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A new edition of one of Alice Thomas Ellis's sharpest comedies.About the Author:
Alice Thomas Ellis, whose real name was Anna Haycraft, was half-Finnish, half-Welsh and spent her childhood in Liverpool and as an evacuee in North Wales. She lived in Camden in North London with her family. Her friend Beryl Bainbridge wrote of her: "Whenever I had to go somewhere in an aeroplane I'd ring Anna up and ask if she thought God would keep it in the air. She always said He would."
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Book Description Viking Adult, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3314153878
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G067016819XI3N00
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G067016819XI4N00
Book Description Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1981. Hard Cover. First U.S. Edition. First Printing. Very Good/Good-. Sunned jacket shows light edgwear, soil, and two chips to front. Front cover illustration remains attractive. Crease to rear foldover. Archival cover prevents further wear. Book straight, clean and tight. Light foxing to outer page edges and a few interior pages. Not an ex-library. Not price-clipped. Seller Inventory # 000274
Book Description Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First Edition (1st printing). This is a Very Fine copy of the first edition (1st printing). A Review Copy with a glossy 4X5 black and white photo of the author laid in. Book. Seller Inventory # 027711
Book Description Viking Press, New York, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE! Dustjacket very good. Sunning to spine. A couple of tiny tears to lower edge, a .5" chip to upper spine of jacket. Lightly scuffed. Gilt lettering crisply debossed to light brown, cloth-covered spine of vanilla-colored boards. Clean, tight, bright. 152 pp. A glittering mask of satire and comedy only partially conceals the sorrow and folly of the Christmas celebration that "runs amok". Seller Inventory # 1128
Book Description The Viking Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1981. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. (1st) 152 pages. DJ colorfully illustrated, tiny but wider tear at top front edge, micronick at bottom back edge next to tip. Good + DJ/Very Fine book. Seller Inventory # 15236
Book Description Viking Press, New York, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First edition. Dampstain on boards and page edges, good only in a good only dustwrapper with tears on edges. A novel. Seller Inventory # 250534
Book Description New York: Viking, (1981.) dj, 1981. Hardcover first edition - First US printing. Highly praised second novel by this English writer who blends comedy with serious concerns - Auberon Waugh praised it with the comment 'I rather suspect it may be a masterpiece.' Ellis, the wife of the publisher Colin Haycraft, and the fiction editor at Duckworth, was both a true Bohemian and a fiercely devout Catholic. 159 pp Near fine in very good dust jacket (one short closed tear on back cover.). Seller Inventory # 18339