Sun of Memory. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: WRIGHT, Noel, Rear Admiral

Price: $120.00

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WRIGHT, Noel, Rear Admiral. Sun of Memory. London : Ernest Benn Limited, (1947). First Edition. Pp (6),7-239,(1). 8vo (149 x 222 mm), brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine.

Law 753.

Rear Admiral Noel Wright, C.B., O.B.E. (b. 1890 – d. 1975).

"These happy reminiscences, inspired by Lord Byron's lines, cover naval adventures during forty years - in China, in the first world war; in the Aegean and at Smyrna during the Greek invasion; in South Africa with the Prince of Wales; at Barcelona in the Spanish Civil War; in the Abyssinian crisis and in the second world war, where we find the author at El Alamein. These varied incidents are followed by chapters on food and wine, air travel, and pastimes, and throughout the whole entertaining narrative, the reader's interest never flags.

Son of Memory is not just another book of naval reminiscences. It contains the mature reflections of an Englishman who has had a full and varied life, and who writes with engaging humour." -from the dj.

1. The Mystery of the Missing Letter;
2. Good Cement;
3. A King's Ship;
4. The Land of the Dragon;
5. The River of Golden Sands;
6. The Dragon Unveiled;;
7. Aegean;
8. South Africa;
9. Mediterranean;
10. Evacuation of Barcelona;
11. The Darkest Hour;
12. Western Approaches - 1;
13. Western Approaches - 2;
14. Off the Ground;
15. Earthly Content;
16. Strange Problems;
17. The Happy Hour;
18. Self Number Two.

With bibliography.

Cloth rubbed and slightly soiled, inkstamp to flyleaf, else very good in chipped but unclipped dustjacket. 120.00

Title: Sun of Memory. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: WRIGHT, Noel, Rear Admiral

Categories: 40,

Publisher: Ernest Benn, 1947,: 1947

Seller ID: 33457

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