In The Twilight
by Andre L. Simon
Michael Joseph, 1969 [First Edition], b/w photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket,
Very Good Condition, a little rubbing on edges and corners, a little foxing to first and last few end-papers, price-clipped dustjacket shows a little foxing with rubbing to edges and surface and small chips and tears (see photographs)
The statistics of Andre Simon's career read like the Guinness Book of Records: 66 years of authorship, 104 books, 33 years of active life as President of the Wine and Food Society after his retirement from 33 years in the Champagne trade. At 92, this exceptional wine merchant, author, bibliophile (and in his time, gardener, traveller and many things else besides) remains wise, warm, high spirited; a rare human being.
This, his last book (or so he says at the moment), looks back over 92 years in memorable glimpses - of Normandy in the 1880s, of the Champagne trade in its boom years in the Edwardian world, of the Great War, and of America just after Prohibition...'