A Diet of Crumbs

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    First Edition.

    19cm x 12.5cm. 224 pages, Green cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated jacket.

    The first published work of Laurence Fleming. Born in Assam in 1929 Fleming was part of the last generation of children raised in British India. Diet of Crumbs was his first published work after returning to England and study stage design. It is described as “a study of the unloved”, and tells the story of a house party in the countryside hosted by one Miss Persica Sutton, the daughter of Lois Sutton, the author of a book “about an affair between a sexually irregular woman and a sexually irregular man.” Jacket illustration by British cartoonist Michael ffolkes. Scarce in any condition, this a well preserved copy in the jacket and inscribed by Fleming to Sarah McLure, an Oxford physiotherapist.

    Near Fine Condition in Very Good Jacket. Jacket spine slightly discoloured, lightly shelf worn, and with very small chips and tears to eadges. Near Fine Condition.


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