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"Hades! The Ladies! Being Extracts From The Diary Of A Draper" 1933 DARLING, William Young

Charles Cavers, Esquire Late of Bond Street London, West

DARLING, William Young

Inscribed with the author's compliments Edinburgh 1940

[363] pp.

Gurney And Jackson


8 1/4" x 5 1/2"


This spoof memoir of the draper 'Charles Cavers, Esquire, late of Bond Street, London, West' was in fact written by Unionist MP and author, Sir William Young Darling (1885-1962). Presumably he also penned the foreword by "Sacheverell Smith". It follows his earlier comic volume The Private Papers of a Bankrupt Bookseller. Darling was a director of his family's drapers firm, presumably a source for his material. Thee striking dust jacket features a modern thirties lady, with purse and cigarette, strutting down Bond Street.

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