A Chelsea Concerto

Frances Faviell's memoir of the Blitz


Frances Faviell


Cassell, London, 1959
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback with printed titling to spine. 20.5 × 13.5cm, 259pp.

Frances Faviell lived in Chelsea before and during the London Blitz, having became a Red Cross volunteer when World War II began. Chelsea was particularly heavily bombed and the author was often in the heart of the action, witnessing or involved in fascinating and horrific events through 1940 and 1941. Her memoir evokes an unforgettable cast, Londoners and refugees alike, caught up together in extraordinary and dangerous times – not forgetting the ‘Green Cat’, a Chinese statuette, standing on the author’s window sill as the home’s talismanic protector.


A good plus copy. The spine is a little faded and there is a bump to the bottom corner of the upper board. Inoffensive previous owner's inscription to ffep, otherwise, the contents are in good clean condition and the binding is secure.

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