Coucou La Goutte Plays Her Part in the War

TERRÉ, Hélène (author and illustrator). Coucou La Goutte Plays Her Part in the War.

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TERRÉ, Hélène (author and illustrator). Coucou La Goutte Plays Her Part in the War. London; Chatto & Windus. 1942.

8vo. Original glazed cream pictorial wrappers over cream card; pp. [viii] + 54; with a coloured title, 18 lithographed coloured plates in Art Deco style and others in monochrome; some slightly irregular yellowing to covers, a surface chip to heel of spine (12mm), and tiny wear to oner forecorner, but otherwise very good and clean.
First edition, printed at the Chiswick Press to conform with war-economy standards. Captain Hélène Marguerite Marie Terré (1903-1933) was Commandant of the Volontaires Françaises of the Free French Forces in Britain during World War Two. The book describes the adventures of a young black French girl who joins the Free French and undertakes a perilous mission which "brings glory to her and success to her cause". The book is dual-language, in French and English.

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