A Dinner Of Herbs.




Collins, St. James's Place.





Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 224 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, which has a little top edge and spine staining; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 4 pages of black and white plates, by 2 maps in text and by line drawing vignettes. A second volume relating the author's wartime experiences, following Going to the Wars, 1955. John Verney (1913-93), educated at Eton and Oxford, was commissioned after the outbreak of war. After service in Syria and the Western Desert, he volunteered for the SAS and parachuted into Sardinia. Following capture he escaped in Italy and hid out in the Abruzzi region as related here before rejoining the Eighth Army. After the war he began to paint and wrote and illustrated children's magazines and books.

[Stock No. 26786]

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