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Pictures in the post - 2nd hand

Pictures in the post - 2nd hand

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A superb refernce book for schools or research in VG+ condition, we only have 1 copy.

In 1914 Sir Henry Thornhill, a distinguished soldier-administrator of the British Raj in India, started sending illustrated cards to his two-year-old grandson, Teddy. The pictures featured the adventures of a number of animals, principally Mr. Hare and an elephant called Hathi. Sir Henry continued to write once a week, not only to Teddy but also in turn to his three young sisters, Margaret, Elizabeth and Ann. As each child became five, the picture cards became letters written in bold capitals and colourfully embellished with drawings of birds and animals, insects and fishes, as well as all manner of new inventions from the great era of pioneering technology that followed World War One. ... a touching record of a grandfather's close relationship with his grandchildren....the letters rank in the very best English tradition of adult whimsy for the young...which will delight readers of all ages for many years to come.

Printed on semi-gloss paper. Colour illustrations throughout. Part of the 800 items which form the collection of colour illustrated letters sent by Sir Henry Thornhill.