Bunchy. – Brisley, Joyce Lankester

Brisley, Joyce Lankester


Publisher: Illustrated by the author. George Harrap. London. 1956 (Reprint)
ID: 46418 Categories: ,


8vo, X. 95pp. Hardcover, red cloth boards with bruised corners, and a rare price-clipped d/w though with considerable damage and tears now protected by clear archival covering, brown discolouration of endpapers though otherwise the text is in very good condition with a coloured frontis and b/w sketches throughout. From the English writer of the famous Milly -Molly-Mandy books first published in 1925, the Bunchy Books written twelve years later is a much rarer series about a little girl who lives all alone with her grandmother in the country and is too young for school but has no one to play with yet is never lonely because she has her own special friends such as the naughty clothes -peg people and the little wooden sailor-doll. Brisley had her first fairy story published at the age of thirteen. This book is a collection of ten separate independent stories, charming in the extreme.