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Dodie Smith
The Hundred and One Dalmations
Heinemann. 1961 copy of The Hundred and One Dalmations signed and inscribed by the author Dodie Smith. Blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. In very good condition with minimal shelf wear. On close inspection, the spine ends are very slightly bumped and faded and the front bottom corner has had a little knock. The dust jacket is unclipped and in good condition. Small chips/tears along the edges and rubbing to the corners. The spine area is faded. There are a few 'handling' marks overall and a small black line across the bottom corner. Internally the book is in very good condition. Pictorial end papers. There are a couple of light thumb prints to pages 6/7 and a stain to the bottom edge through pages 106-110 but this doesn't effect the text at all. Dodie Smith lived near the small market town of Sudbury in Suffolk for 60 years and would visit regularly to do her shopping. Her favourite shop was the local grocers on Market Hill. Her affection for the town is clear within this famous book as she reference's St Peter's Church on Market Hill as a safe haven for Pongo and Missis; "Just before midnight they came to the market town of Sudbury. Pongo paused as they crossed the bridge over the River Stour. 'Here we enter Suffolk' he said, triumphantly. They ran on through the quiet streets of old houses and into the market square. They had hoped they might meet some dog and hear if any news of the puppies have come at the Twilight Barking, but not so much as a cat was stirring. While they were drinking at the fountain, church clocks began to strike midnight. Missis said gladl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Kestrel Bookshop [Sudbury, SUFFO, United Kingdom]
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