Recommended by Goldsboro Books
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.
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).