Promise at Dawn

Romain Gary's autobiography


Romain Gary, translated from the French by John Markham Beach


Michael Joseph, London, 1962
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Printing Details

First UK edition, hardback bound in the original orange cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 264pp

For his whole life, Romain Gary's fierce, eccentric mother had only one aim: to make her son a great man. And she did. This, his thrilling, wildly romantic autobiography, is the story of his journey from poverty in Eastern Europe to the sensual world of the Côte d'Azur and on to wartime pilot, resistance hero, diplomat, filmmaker, star and one of the most famed French writers of his age.


A good reading copy. The pages are tanned and there is some darkening to the edges of the boards but it is essentially in good shape.


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