A ROUGH WALK HOME and other poems by LYON, Lilian…

A ROUGH WALK HOME and other poems

Edition: First printing

London: Cape, 1948. Octavo, pp [2], 31, [31] bound in card covers with flaps. Some yellowing to covers, else fine, flap price intact. Not issued in hardcover. Bowes-Lyon, 1895-1949, was from an aristocratic background and was first cousin to the Queen Mum, as well as the mistress of Laurens van der Post for a while. Something of a bohemian free-thinker, she chose to live in Stepney in the East End of London 1942-45 until her diabetes forced her to seek better accomodation. She worked for and was a champion of the poor, and had her cousin, the Duke of Kent, and Anthony Eden over to flat for a good talking-to. She published two novels and six volumes of poetry.

Book ID: 47160
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