FAIR STOOD THE WIND FOR FRANCE

(London: Michael Joseph, 1944).

FIRST EDITION AND A PLEASING COPY BY DISTINGUISHED WORLD WAR II NOVELIST H. E. BATES. "Simply, tensely and with a deeply moving sympathy, Bates unfolds his novel and in telling the story, he tells too the story of France and of the men of the Royal Air Force. The pilot, the French girl who grew to love him, the doctor, the farmer and so forth are men and women of flesh and blood whose greatness is the greatness of our time and who, as Bates so clearly sees, are but a part of the drama of developing history." Item #31711

First Edition. 8vo, publisher's original cordovan cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, in the original dustjacket. 224 pp A handsome and well preserved copy, the jacket is complete though with a bit of edge rubbing.

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