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MAUROIS (Andre) [Pseud. of HERZOG (Emile) Les Silences Du Colonel Bramble. New Ed., 189pp., num. sketches. VG in little chipped/marked dw. Paris: Librairie Hachette. 1935  #62849
[HLMainPic] French language. "Les Silences.." was the classic Great War novel that made Maurois' name as a writer & outstanding observer of British character. It centres on a bemused French interpreter attached to the HQ of a Highland regiment in Flanders (Maurois served in this capacity with 9th Scottish Div., was awarded the DCM & commissioned as a Liaison Officer) & contains affectionate portraits of the inmates including the Colonel, M.O. (Captain O'Grady), Major Parker & others. A nice edition with num. appealing sketches by Andre Pecoud (1880-1951, a French artist & illustrator), in attractive dw. See illustration on our website.   £45

     




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