While Daddy’s Away at the War

Poems and Pictures Sent to his Daughters by Douglas Percy Bliss

Douglas Percy Bliss

Co-published with The Fleece Press. This is a collection of about 66 poems written by DPB to his daughters while he was away to do his wartime service.
Publication date:
June 2019
Publisher :
Liss Llewellyn Fine Art
Language:
English
Illustration :
60 illustrations
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781999314514

Dimensions : 160 X 235 mm
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This book is available
£90.00

Overview
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Co-published with The Fleece Press.

The book is titled While Daddy's Away at the War: Poems and Pictures Sent to his Daughters by Douglas Percy Bliss. When DPB went away to do his wartime service, he made for each of his daughters Prudence and Rosalind a little album of handwritten poems by authors such as Walter de la Mare, Robert Louis Stevenson and Frances Cornford, every poem illustrated delightfully with wit and humour. There are about 66 poems (some of them clearly Bliss favourites but not now as well known as they really should be), and Douglas' images; these will all be reproduced in a facsimile volume, with 4 tipped-in illustrations and a short letterpress introduction by the ladies for whom the anthologies were created in 1941 and 1945.