A Slender Reputation: An Autobiography (1994)

ISBN: 9780723237976
Artist(s): Kathleen Hale
Author(s): Kathleen Hale
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 1994
Publisher: Frederick Warne
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 285
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and black and white


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Hardback.  First edition.  The autobiography of Kathleen Hale, the creator of the Orlando books who was born in 1898. This book describes her early years as a struggling young artist in the Bohemian art world of the 1920s, when she worked as a secretary to Augustus John, and shows how, as she finally settled into marriage and family life, she found unexpected success with Orlando the Marmalade Cat. The book is illustrated with Kathleen Hale’s own drawings and sketches and many period photographs.  Condition: one small yellow mark to fore-edge, otherwise very good.


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