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THE FRINGES OF POWER: 10 Downing Street Diaries 1939-1955

-Signed First English Edition-


First English Edition

By: John Colville

Hodder & Stoughton [London]

Biblio: (Za481)

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.