Look Back with Love
Slightly Foxed's edition of Dodie Smith's biography
First edition thus. Limited to 2000 copies (this being No. 1275). Small hardback, bound in blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Cloth page marker.17.5 × 11cm, 272pp.
Dodie Smith first published this account of her early life in 1974 when she was 78. Brought up among her mother’s family since her father had died when she was a baby, Dodie spent her childhood surrounded by doting adults. It was the jolliest environment imaginable – the Furbers adored seaside trips, motor-car outings, fairgrounds, circuses, jokes, charades and musical soirées. Above all they loved the theatre, and it was through her bachelor uncles’ involvement in amateur dramatics that she conceived her passion for the stage.
This copy is in very good condition.