"The Last Of Uptake: Or The Estranged Sisters" HARCOURT-SMITH, Simon


[80] pp.

Solstice Productions Ltd.


10" x 7 3/8"

Illustrated by Rex Whistler

A reissue of Simon Harcourt-Smith's tale of grandeur and folly, decorated by Rex Whistler. The story centres around a country house Uptake and the problems of inheritance. The setting plays to Whistler's strengths, with charming illustrations of rococo, classical and gothic architecture and follies. Harcourt-Smith wrote the text to amuse his wife Rosamund during the Blitz when she was laid up in plaster after a motoring accident. The illustrations are some of the last that Rex Whistler completed. [Whistler & Fuller. The Work of Rex Whistler. No.499]

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