VG/VG, Mild wear to Dust Jacket. Pages clean with tight binding. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The author, a mystery writer, recounts her childhood and describes her first real understanding of the adult world
From Publishers Weekly:
The artistry that wins praise for the British author's mysteries ( A Ritual Murder , awarded England's Silver Dagger et al.) is evident as well in this wonder-filled tale. Haymon evokes laughter and tears with her recollections of her 10th year, 1928, as she became attached to the Fenners, family of her governess Maud. They lived "opposite the Cross Keys, St. Awdry's," an area that provided adventure for the little girl, unlike her upper-class neighborhood. In the working-class milieu, Haymon spent happy hours with cheerful, uninhibited Mrs. Fenner, made a loyal friend of young Tom and tightened the bond between herself and the spiky, utterly devoted Maud. There was, to be sure, a worm in the apple, despised Ellie Fenner, who sat all day long, combing her long hair and sitting on it to prove that she could. But Haymon could simply ignore slothful Ellie, while enjoying otherwise rewarding times. The greatest was falling in love with a grown-up, a bewitching rogue named "Chicken," and this romance forms the core of the poignant, funny memoir. A skilled novelist, the author keeps the secret of how the romance turned out until the book's surprising finale.
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Título: Opposite the Cross Keys A Memory of ...
Editorial: St Martins Pr
Año de publicación: 1988
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción St Martins Pr. Estado de conservación: Good. . Good dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería U01B-01885
Descripción St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Nº de ref. de la librería G0312018037I4N10
Descripción St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2806726715
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007897476
Descripción St Martins Pr. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería K10H-00318
Descripción St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 0312018037 Book is in good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería PP-1037D
Descripción St. Martin's Press, nd (1988), c1988, 1988. 1st U.S. Edition (stated, but BCE), boards & cloth w/gilt spine titles, very top cover edge faded o/w fine w/dj, 240 pp, B & W frontis portrait illus., 8vo, 'A Memory of Childhood'. Nº de ref. de la librería 15984
Descripción St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good to Fine. Stated First US Edition. hint shelfrub to edges of coverboards. No names, no stamps, no marks. pages are clean, crisp. binding is tight. DJ has very light shelfrub to edges, small spot near upper corner of front of dj. Nº de ref. de la librería BA02874
Descripción St. Martin's Press, 1988. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First American Edition. book has light edgewear; DJ has light toning to spine and edges. Nº de ref. de la librería B153
Descripción NY: St. Martin Press, 1988. 1st printing of 1st US edition.. Fine trade hard cover book in fine dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 653490