1972 Near Fine Book, Very Good price clipped jacket, Stated First U.S. Printing on the copyright page, 638 clean tight unmarked pages, green end pages, two very small tears to front end page edge, book has full black cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine, very mild wear to top and bottom spine and corners, jacket has a full jacket color illustration with white and black lettering, small chips to top and bottom spine jacket, two small tears to front bottom jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 003925
"R.F. Delderfield is a born storyteller." — Sunday Mirror
The beloved classic saga from master author R. F. Delderfield, subject of a landmark BBC miniseries.
To Serve Them All My Days is the moving saga of David Powlett-Jones, who returns from World War I injured and shell-shocked. He is hired to teach history at Bamfylde School, where he rejects the formal curriculum and teaches the causes and consequences of the Great War.
Eventually David earns the respect of his students and many of his fellow teachers, against the backdrop of a country struggling to redefine itself. As David falls in love and finds himself on track to possibly take on the headmaster role, he must search to find the strength to hold true to his beliefs as the specter of another great war looms.
To Serve Them All My Days is a brilliant picture of England between the World Wars, as the country comes to terms with the horrors of the Great War and the new forces reshaping the British government and society.
Subject of a Landmark BBC Miniseries
Includes Bonus Reading Group Guide
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"I sometimes still wake up in the morning and look forward to reading more about P.J. and Bamfylde."
"From the stationmaster on the first page to the last boy on the last page, these characters all have a very human aspect that connects to you immediately."
"This book should be in everyone's library."
"This is an ennobling book...it showed a person wounded in body and spirit who found that concentrating on the details of teaching the schoolboys under his care was, in a sense, a healing meditation."
"...just the book for a cold rainy day...with a hot cup of tea and a scone."
"Mr. Delderfield's manner is easy, modest, heartwarming."
"He built an imposing artistic social history that promises to join those of his great forebears in the long, noble line of the English novel. His narratives belong in a tradition that goes back to John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett."
"Sheer, wonderful storytelling."
"Highly recommended. Combines tension with a splendid sense of atmosphere and vivid characterisation. An excellent read."
About the Author: R. F. Delderfield was born in South London in 1912. On leaving school he joined the Exmouth Chronicle newspaper as a junior reporter, where he went on to become Editor. From there he began to write stage plays and then became a highly successful novelist, renowned for brilliantly portraying slices of English life. With the publication of his first saga, A HORSEMAN RIDING BY, he became one of Britain's most popular authors. Many of his bestselling novels were later adapted for television. He died in 1972.
Title: To Serve Them All My Days
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First Thus. Stated; First U. S. Edition. Rem. Mk. On The Lower Edges. Foxing With Light Soiling. Seller Inventory # 021525
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York NY, 1972. Hardcover. First US Edition. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. DJ is missing pieces at top edge. Previous owner's name; 638 pages. Seller Inventory # 63867
Book Description Simon and Schuster, New York, 1972. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First American edition. 1st US edition. A Very Good copy in Good dust jacket. 8vo. Black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. The dj, priced at $8.95, is chipped, with several closed tears. Previous owner's name on the front end paper. The dj is now protected in a mylar sleeve. A Very Good copy in Good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 004164
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American edition. 1st US edition. A Very Good copy in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo. Black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. The dj, priced at $8.95, has 2 small closed tears. Previous owner's name on the front end paper. The dj is now protected in a mylar sleeve. A Very Good copy in Near Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 11349