THE FRINGES OF POWER: 10 Downing Street Diaries 1939-1955
-Signed First English Edition-
First English Edition
Hodder & Stoughton [London]
8vo (796 pages)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]
Item Number: 211434
The superbly written diaries of Churchill’s wartime private secretary. A penetrating and important primary source work.
This very good copy of the First English edition, in an unclipped dust jacket, is signed by the author on the title page: “Inscribed for Dennis Silk with admiration and good wishes. John Collville 1986.” There is some spotting to the book’s upper fore-edge. The contents are fine.
DENNIS SILK (1931-2019) was a legendary British cricketeer and, later, a noted Headmaster of Radley College, who was also a close friend of the poet Sieigfried Sassoon.