Orlando, The Frisky Housewife, First Edition, 1956

Regular price £75.00

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Written and illustrated by Kathleen Hale.

Published by Country Life Ltd in 1956.

First Edition.

Binding: Hardback

Condition: Great. This book has no pen markings, clean, bright pages and  tight binding. There is some minor rubbing to cover edges and spine ends, but generally in excellent vintage condition. 

A first edition of the wonderful Orlando story The Frisky Housewife, which follows Orlando and his wife Grace as they open a shop by the same name. When the problem of staff arises a procession of stray cats start working for food and a new home.

Orlando, along with Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit, has taken his place at the top table of children’s fictional characters, and Kathleen Hale’s illustrations are as extraordinary and magical now as ever. 

A frisky first edition for any lover of children’s fiction and illustration.