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Re: UK Hobbit Dustjacket Blurb

Subject: Re: UK Hobbit Dustjacket Blurb
by garm on 2012/1/16 14:51:52

Ooh, I'm jealous - I have a facsimile of the 1st ed. jacket, and a jacketed copy of the 4th imp; but no example of the 2nd imp. jacket. So thanks very much for the info.

I wonder if anyone would be interested in the blurb for the Foyles Children's Book club edition (1942) ? Here are some excerpts -

'BRITAIN CALLS THE WORLD

- Men, women, and even children, risk imprisonment and death to hear broadcasts from London. They are the inhabitants of the occupied countries of Europe. They do so because they have learned that British broadcasts tell them the truth...

...Full details of all the programmes in English are broadcst from London in Morse every Sunday, and are made available in the Press, almost everywhere, a week in advance..

...FROM LONDON COMES THE VOICE OF BRITAIN - THE VOICE OF FREEDOM'.
(their capitals and italics)
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