Ask Mamma by R S Surtees
Ask Mama or The richest commoner in England. “Fine shirts, fine ties, fine talk, fine trinkets go a long way towards furnishing the character with many.” Says Surtees and ‘Fine Billy’ Pringle is a cipher of the ‘not quite a gentleman’ type. In this rollicking story he lurches from hunt to hunt and girl to girl with one eye in the mirror and neither foot in the stirrup. An illustrative moment occurs at The Hit-im-and-Hold-im-shire Hunt supper – where he is fleeced into sponsoring a cover “thinking that that would be a sharp thing .. to rank with the lords.”
- Folio Society First Impression No.
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 1954
- Red Cloth Hardback, 463 pp
- Original colour plates by John Leech hand-coloured by pochoir by Maud Johnson
- Size 230 x 150mm, 1kg
Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy
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