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Land of Hope and Glory by Frank Clune

Land of Hope and Glory by Frank Clune

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Land of Hope and Glory

An Australian Traveller’s Impressions of Post-War Britain and Eire

by Frank Clune

Angus and Robertson, 1949, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, photographic frontispiece, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscriptions to front and back endpapers, dustjacket in protective Mylar sleeve shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping (see photographs)

“There have been many books about the British Isles, but only one like this, because there is only one Frank Clune.  The storied shrines of England, the moors and burns (and golf courses) of Scotland, and especially the green sod of Ireland, home of the Clune “grancestors”, take on a new aspect altogether when seen through the eyes of this irrepressible traveller.
The antiquity of the surroundings calls for some spirited excursions into history, and the illustrious dead are brought to life in no uncertain manner.  But he interested is not limited to the past.  Some of the best things in the book are to be found in the author’s shrewd appraisals of the contemporary scene – queues, factories, film studios, Parliament – and in his vivid portraits of the illustrious living.”

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