1946 Hardcover Book, Britannia Mews, Margery Sharp, First Edition, Literature, Fiction, Novel

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1946 Hardcover Book, Britannia Mews, Margery Sharp, First Edition, Literature, Fiction, Novel

A hardcover novel by Margery Sharp. It is entitled Britannia Mews. This is a 1946 First Edition. The book's hardcover is red cloth with the title in blue on the front cover and spine.

Around the corner from the elegant townhouses on Albion Place is Britannia Mews, a squalid neighborhood where servants and coachmen live. In 1875, it's no place for a young girl of fine breeding, but independent-minded Adelaide Culver is fascinated by what goes on there. Years later, Adelaide shocks her family when she falls in love with an impoverished artist and moves into the mews. But violence shatters Adelaide's dreams. In a dangerous new world, she must fend for herself until she meets a charismatic stranger and her life takes a turn she never expected.
A novel about social manners and mores reminiscent of Edith Wharton, this story of love, family, and the price one must pay for throwing off the shackles of convention. is also a witty and incisive dissection of the "upstairs, downstairs" English class system of the last two centuries.

Clara Margery Melita Sharp (1905 – 1991) was an English author of 25 novels for adults, 14 children's novels, four plays, two mysteries, and numerous short stories. Her best-known work is The Rescuers series about two mice named Bernard and Miss Bianca, which was later adapted in two animated feature films – The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under – by Disney.

8 x 5½ inches
378 pages
Hardcover

Published by Little, Brown and Company -- 1946 First Edition

This book is in very good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The binding is completely tight and the pages are slightly yellowed with age. It has a previous owner's name on the front flyleaf. The covers show the usual shelf wear for a book of this age.

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