Without Knowing Mr. Walkley. Personal Memories

Without Knowing Mr. Walkley. Personal Memories
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Without Knowing Mr. Walkley. Personal MemoriesWithout Knowing Mr. Walkley. Personal MemoriesWithout Knowing Mr. Walkley. Personal Memories

Edith Olivier

Faber and Faber. London. 1943. Reprint. First published in 1938. Hardback; blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 320 pages. 16 b&w hors texte plates. English. 210 x 140mm. 0.4kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; some light shelf wear, slight browning to spine, not price-clipped; no inscriptions.

A memoir from Edith Olivier, touching on her life in Wilton and the people she knew. The book begins with her upbringing and youth at the Wilton Rectory, then her life away from Wilton and her work with the Women's Land Army during World War One, and finally her return to Wilton and the Daye House and her friendship with Rex Whistler. It was during these years that she played hostess to numerous literary and artistic figures, and pen portraits are given for Elinor Wylie, Stephen Tennant, David Cecil, Osbert Sitwell, Siegfried Sassoon, Ottoline Morrell and others.