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The Queen's book of the Red Cross : with a message from Her Majesty the Queen and contributions by fifty British authors and artists : in aid of the Lord Mayor of London's fund for the Red Cross and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

Publication:
[London] : Hodder and Stoughton, 1939.
Format/Description:
Book
255 pages, [13] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, music ; 26 cm
Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Great Britain.
British Red Cross Society.
English literature.
English literature (collections).
British Red Cross Society.
World War (1939-1945)
Civilian war relief.
English literature.
War work.
Great Britain.
Medical subjects:
Literature, Modern -- English.
Local subjects:
Grande Bretagne. Croix Rouge.
Grande Bretagne. Questions intellectuelles.
%vns.
Summary:
This book was a fund raising volume for nursing charities published shortly after the outbreak of WW2, of stories and illustrations by many popular authors and artists of the day.
Contents:
The conjurer / A.E.W. Mason
The church in the snow / Hugh Walpole
Red Cross / John Masefield
The marching song of the Pollicle Dogs ; Billy M'Caw, the remarkable parrot / T.S. Eliot
Ports of call / H.M. Tomlinson
The general takes off his helmet / A.A. Milne
The escort / Daphne du Maurier
The Army of the Shadows / Eric Ambler
A child's gallop ; The stranger / Alfred Noyes
A gift from Christy Keogh / L.A.G. Strong
And so to bed ; Joy / Walter de la Mare
Pursuit / Georgette Heyer
The thistle down / H.C. Bailey.
Notes:
"First printed November 1939"--Title page verso.
Gallup, Eliot, B35.
Prefatory letter of the Queen is a facsimile reproduction.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1939
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, 1900-2002.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
British Red Cross Society.
Knights of Malta.
Knights of Malta. England.
Other format:
Online version: Queen's book of the Red Cross.
OCLC:
1011946
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