London: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Octavo. 351pp. Original illustrated dustjacket over gray cloth with publisher's device on cover, gilt tooling and lettering on red label of spine. This novel of simple working people caught between the circumstances of their own fierce, proud, stubborn natures and the inexorable logic of contemporary events is a book to cheer and warm the heart. It is the story of a Yorkshire family, what happened to the spirit of its several members when they were forced on the dole and what this did to the backbone of England in a time of grave crisis." (Publisher). Foredge uncut. DJ and binding with light wear along edges. DJ, Binding and interior in overall very good condition. (Inventory #: 40231)
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