RESERVED FOR GUEST The Saturday Book No 13, 1953, a year-in-review of British society.

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Edited by John Hadfield. Illustrated by Faith Jaques. First edition, 1953. The MacMillan Company.

by Jonathan Curling

"Is magic dead? Might we still draw back the bedroom curtains on the eve of May Day and catch a glimpse of broom-borne witches-with Grimalkin riding pillion, converging on the Brocken for the revels of Walpurgis night?"

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The Saturday Book, originally conceived as an annual yearbook of British life during World War II, was published from 1941 - 1975 and featured articles on the unusual, short stories, poetry, the arts, photography, and more.


Cabinet of Curiosities
Observations on the Picturesque
Short Stories
Holds a Mirror to Matrimony
Collectors' Items
The Year's Literature
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Condition*: Very Good/Poor. Dust jacket: Front is separated from the spine along the crease; open tear at the head of the spine; mild chipping along the top; edge wear; small open tear on the front; creased on the front, lower left corner; price-clipped. Cover boards: slight fading at head of the spine. Inside: Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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