REVIEW: Bookshelf: Account of 1953 royal tour has much to teach about how we saw the world
Review of Royal Tour Picture Album, by Elizabeth Morton
Royal Tour Picture Album, by Elizabeth Morton. London, UK: Sunday Graphic/Pitkin Pictorials Ltd, 1953. 104 pages.
ONE of the joys of travelling the world and collecting books is the historical oddities that turn up in the most unexpected places. I have a splendid copy of the complete works of Shakespeare dating to the Second World War, completely re-set, so the frontispiece notes, due to the original plates having been ‘destroyed by enemy action’. One wonders at the perfidy of the Luftwaffe in trying to blow up the Bard.
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