DAVIES, Hunter, (ed.)
Title: I Knew Daisy Smuten. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1970,
ISBN Number: 0297000845 / 9780297000846
Seller ID: 302
DAVIES, Hunter, (ed.) I Knew Daisy Smuten. [story by 17 writers]. London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1970). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-280. 8vo, olive-brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Edward Hunter Davies, OBE (b. January 7, 1936, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland).
Novel written by "The Seventeen," all London journalists who contributed one chapter each.
Contributions by Alan Brien, Jilly Cooper, George Darby, Lesley Garner, Godfrey Hodgson, Phillip Knightly, Irma Kurtz, Magnus Linklater, Doanld McCormick, Michael Moynihan, Philip Norman, Philip Oakes, Kenneth Pearson, Pauline Peters, Lucia van der Post, Peter Wilsher, and Francis Wyndham.
"Overnight Daisy Smuten becomes the most sought-aiter woman in the world. Everyone wants her story. Newspapers, magazines, TV companies rush to London to talk to her. No one find her. She has been spirited away. Who is Daisy Smuten anyway? What is the Big News that has suddenly made her so notorious?
The official announcement says that she is thirtv-flvve, a divorcee born in Liverpool, and was last working as a photographer in London. Nothing else is known. Then seventeen friends from her past come forward. Each has known her intimately at some stage in her life. Each has a story to tell.
I Knew Daisy Smuten is the first edited work of fiction of its type in Britain. Only Hunter Davies, the editor, knows what happened to Daisy. Seventeen leading writers from the Sunday Times have each written about the Daisy Smuten they knew. Their stories recreate Daisy Smuten's dramatic life, each throwing new light on her character. Until all is revealed in the denouement. This, above all, explains why everyone, but everyone, wants to know about Daisy Smuten." - p.[i].
Very good with small red mark to rear panel of very good unclipped dustjacket. 25.00