Don't Tell Alfred

MITFORD, Nancy. Don't Tell Alfred.

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MITFORD, Nancy Don't Tell Alfred London: Hamish Hamilton, 1960.

8vo., original turquoise linson boards lettered and decorated in gilt to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Cecil Beaton (unclipped); pp. [vi], 7-248; text block lightly toned, with some offsetting to the endleaves; previous ownership inscription in ink to the front paste-down, the majority hidden beneath the flap of jacket; light staining to upper edge; backstrip of jacket lightly sunned, with some nicking to head and foot, with a little loss; very good still.
First edition. A clever, light, and entertaining novel set in the English Embassy in Paris, with many of the same characters who appeared in her earlier books, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.