A absorbing stoy of a widow with a long-hidden secret, and of her daughter, Rachel, whose impending engagement to the son of a socially prominent family impelled the widow to come to London for the first time in twenty years.
1 in stock
First Edition Signed by Author: 1965
Publisher: New York E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1965
Dust jacket intact
Book is clean and in good condition, name of owner scratched over with black pen
No significant page browning evident, some browning of the deck
Signed by Author Joy Packer with message on First Inner page and Title page
Packer was born and educated in Cape Town, graduating as a journalist from the University of Cape Town. She worked initially as a free-lance journalist, in 1931 becoming a reporter for London’s Daily Express. After this she spent time on radio in Hong Kong as well as a stint writing for British publications in the Balkans. World War II saw her as a broadcaster to South Africa for the BBC, then later working in the Ministry of Information in Egypt, as at Allied Headquarters in Italy. Her travelling was tied up with her marriage to a British admiral, Sir Herbert Packer. When her husband was knighted in the 1950 Honours list Mrs. Joy Packer automatically became known as “Lady Packer”, a courtesy title.