First published in 1960, Pomp and Circumstance, Coward's only novel, was greeted with wide critical acclaim. 'A South Sea Bubble of a book it is, with a Royal Visit expected on the Island of Samolo, and the narrator, a mother of three, dealing with everything from chicken-pox to the amours of a visiting Duchess' (Daily Telegraph); 'If there is anywhere on earth where the old Coward world still credibly lingers on, it is probably a fairly peaceful tropical colony ruled over by a British Governor General ...Coward's long cast list might have walked out of one of his better comedies' (Evening Standard); 'It is all good, near-clean fun, magnificently readable' (Sunday Times).
Book Condition & Notes
Heinemann, LONDON 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good condition. First Edition. 308 pages of text. Hardcover with minor shelfwear. The unclipped dustjacket is bright with light wear; protected in archival plastic. Signed by Noel Coward in ink on the front endpaper to Arnold Wesker , 'For Arnold from Noel - Dead Centre 62'. Arnold Wesker has signed the title page with 'from Noel Coward' This copy was part of Arnold Wesker's library until his recent death.
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