BANKS, Lynne Reid
Title: The L-Shaped Room. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Chatto & Windus, 1960, 1960
Seller ID: 442
BANKS, Lynne Reid. The L-Shaped Room. London : Chatto & Windus, 1960. First UK Edition. Pp. (6),7-. 8vo [130 x 205 mm], green cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
The author's first book.
Lynne Reid Banks (b. July 31, 1929, London) is a British author of books for children and adults.
"To Jane Graham, unmarried and pregnant, the L-shaped room is more than just a room. At first it's a place to hide her head; a punishment cell. She welcomes its squalour and inconveniences. But it's not in her nature to despair for long. As she changes and improves the room, she herself changes. Instead of the shut-away existence she thought she wanted, she finds a new world of experience opening up. The room becomes home, and a symbol of growth - her own, and her unborn baby's. Through the room and what happens to her there, Jane gains a new outlook on life, and the courage to face the future." (from the dj).
Jacket design by Una Bishop.
Corners lightly bumped, else very good in chipped but unclipped dustjacket (a few short tears to top of jacket's front panel, some light soiling to rear panel). 40.00