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Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

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Adam of the Road

by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Illustrated by Robert Lawson

Adam & Charles Black, 1962, illustrated frontispiece, black and white illustrations in text, illustrated end-papers (maps), green colour dipped top fore-edge,  hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, one chapter title neatly coloured in red pencil, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, chips, small tears, minor foxing and creasing, tear to back of dust-jacket repaired with tape (see photographs)

"A story of thirteenth-century England, so lively and absorbing that for all its authenticity it scarcely seems 'historical'.  The life and colour of the time, the jongleurs' tales and songs are fresh and bright and clear of the library dustiness that too often dulls a story of the Middle Ages.
Beneath this gay, striped surcoat, Adam is a very real boy, travelling the great roads of England, searching the fairs and market-towns for his father, Roger the Minstrel, and for Nick, his beloved red spaniel.  Alive, too, are those who throng the roads: merchants, pilgrims, farmers, noblemen and their companies, minstrels, priests, saints and thieves and honest, country people."


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