NORDSTROM, Ursula (author) Mary CHALMERS (illustrator). The Secret Language. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1961.
8vo. Original mid blue linson boards lettered gilt to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], vii-[viii] + 167; with delightful and delicate full-, and half-page illustrations throughout after pencil drawings by Chalmers; a very good copy with a touch of fading to spine, internally generally very clean with a neat contemporary child's name to front free endpaper and one small light brown marginal mark to one leaf; the unclipped dustwrapper (10s 6d) with mild fading to spine, tiny nicks to spine ends and some overall dusting.
First UK edition. A boarding school story about young Victoria who is rather overwhelmed by the experience until taken under the wing of the wild and rebellious Martha.