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This is an auction for THE YOUNG VISITERS by Daisy Ashford.

Preface by James Barrie. reviews:

"FIVE STARS!!!! How many self styled "comic" novels could hope to be as funny as this one . . . not many in my opinion. When a novel can be read through in a couple of hours and give you laughs on every page, you'd be mad not to buy it. Plus you'll probably want to read it again. There's plenty of information surrounding the background to this unique book, so I won't repeat any of it here. But basically, anyone with an interest in humour, absurd romantic situations, social history and a love of the English language simply has to have a copy of this. The charm of this book lies chiefly in the reading, it cannot be understood by just having it explained to you. Nor does it translate well to filmed adaptation; the recent BBC dramatisation made a real ham-fisted job of it, adding their own extra plot and even making up new dialogue and mis-spellings . . . unforgivable!! I agree with another Amazon reviewer who mentioned that the J.M. Barrie forward is almost as entertaining as the book itself, drawing attention as it does to many of the best passages. Everybody I have introduced this book to has fallen in love with it, because it's nothing less than a pleasure to read. And its cheap too. In fact, my review could really be confined to two words - Buy It!"

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Hardback 1919.

64 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

An inscription dated 1920 on the fly leaf.

Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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