Moment in Time. First Edition in dustjacket


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BATES, H.E. A Moment in Time. London : Michael Joseph, (1964). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-[248]. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Eads A100a. "The setting of A Moment in Time is Southern England in the summer of 1940, the year of the Battle of Britain. The story is recounted by a young girl of good family and rather secluded upbringing, Elizabeth Cartwright, who suddenly finds her life revolutionised and eventually almost shattered by her friendship with a group of young fighter-pilots engaged in desperate conflict above her beloved pastoral countryside. As she passes successively througn hero-worship, gaiety, adoration, love, dread, disillusionment, anguish, bitterness and tragedy to final happiness, the novel becomes an account of two battles: the one of mortal conflict for victory in the sky, the other, equally desperate, the very soul of the girl herself. Flying Officer X, whch H. E. Bates wrote from his experiences with the RA.F during the war, willnot need to be reminded that his knowledge and interpretation of the lives of flying men is vigorous, compelling and authentic. These qualities are a ll eminently displayed in A Moment in Time, together with his unparallelledfeeling for the English countryside and its people during that most memora ble summer nearly a quarter of a century ag." (from the dj). Very good in slighly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

Title: Moment in Time. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BATES, H.E.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1964,:

Seller ID: 108342