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Hybrid by Diane Cilento

Hybrid by Diane Cilento

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by Diane Cilento

Hodder and Stoughton, 1970 [First Edition], ISBN 0340128887, black 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, minor markings to cover, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, chips, small tears and creasing to edges and corners (see photographs)

"White blackman or black whiteman? Matthew Jackson was a hybrid and he refused to make the choice.  They called him The Speaker, Two-Tone, Hambro Jackson.  He was the Hybrid, the pop star, the Creator of the Cult.
Matthew Jackson was born on Hambro Island in the West Indies where no one considered him unique except for his eyes - which were top-of-sky blue, edged with brown.  No one whispered about him or labelled him ... until he left the island.  And then those same eyes that regarded growing things with wonder, began to watch people with less and less of their customary blue and brown candour.  Determined to transform the arid limestone and coral acres of Hambro into all year green and gold, Matthew Jackson came to London, to Kew Gardens, to learn about earth."


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