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First Edition of Denzil Batchelor's This My Son; Signed by Him
This My Son.
Item Number: 101441
London: Collins, 1954.
First edition of Batchelor’s moving story exploring the pathos of childhood. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With love from Denzil Batchelor.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
This is a novel about the clash between two worlds; the world in which adults live, and the world of children. The resolution of this stalemate is as brilliant as it is imaginative in a story at once moving and exciting and written with an extraordinary understanding both of the integrity and pathos of childhood and of the love and bafflement of fatherhood.