Title Portobello Road [Joy and Josephine]
Book Condition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper
Edition First Canadian Edition
Size 8vo ; 400 pages
Publisher Toronto Michael Joseph 1948
Seller ID 137
Spine ends and corners bumped, 1/4" tear at spine head. Page edges slightly dusty; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has some edgewear, chips at spine ends and a 2" tear bottom front spine. ; Published in the UK as "Joy and Josephine". During WWII two young babies, one a foundling and one an aristocrat sent for a short stay, arrive at an orphanage. After an accident, one of the babies is adopted by a family that owns a shop on Portobello Road. Which of the babies was it? An engrossing tale that looks at 'nature vs. nurture'. ; Recommended by Clare G. of the DES and DoveGrey email discussion groups.
Fiction "British Woman Author" London Novel