Church, Richard. Illustrated by John Ward R.A.
Title THE WHITE DOE.
Publisher Heinemann, London, 1968, first edition.
Seller ID 17090
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "There is a tangled web of personal relationships between Tom the woodman's son, Billy Lander the son of the squire and boorish Harold Sims who causes trouble between them. Tom makes friends with a girl in a snowstorm, only to find she is Harold's sister. A crisis is reached when Tom and Harold confront one another during Christmas festivities at the Hall. But while these human problems trouble Tom he has anot h e r a b s o r b ing interest: the doe in the woods who comes and goes unpredictably with her mate and later with her fawn. It is a threat to the fawn which brings the latent hostility between the boys to a climax. The life of the seasons, in fo re st a n d by t he s ea -shore, plays a vivid part in this drama of suspense and final triumph of character." Small crease at bottom corner of half-title page, small scuff at top of rear board with very light trailing rub mark down board. Dust ja cke t h as v ery li ght ed ge wear/wrinkling, one very small tear and several tiny chips. Very Good/Very Good