Author(s): James Lees-Milne
The autobiography of James Lees-Milne. We see him as a flimsy, pious child re-enacting with rotten fish before his astonished father the story of Tobias, while the angel makes off with the loot. We watch him start at prep school with an entrance so absurd it haunts him until the day he leaves. Disgraceful scenes at a roadhouse in Bray led to an early exit from Eton, and he drives his Mitford friends' egregious Farv almost to apoplexy.
1970. First edition, first printing. A fine copy with a previous owners bookplate (designed by Reynolds Stone who illustrate this book) to the half title page. The d/w is unclipped and near fine with light bumping to the top edge of the rear panel and very mild suntanning to the spine. A really lovely copy. Scans available if required.