First edition, first printing. Original quarter cream cloth over decorative paper-covered boards with printed paper title label to the upper board. Illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings by Derrick. A lovely very good copy, the binding square and firm, the boards slightly toned to the edges. The contents, with a contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper and a few small and infrequent spots throughout, are otherwise clean and bright.

A charming collection of poems about the BBC, from "Licence" to "Forecast", written when the broadcaster had only six years under its belt and had functioned as a non-commercial public service corporation for just one year. A particularly poignant read during the BBC's centenary year, and in light of recent announcements of significant changes to its funding. Eleanor Farjeon was a celebrated writer, best known for her children's books and poetry. She wrote across many genres and also wrote hymns, her best known being "Morning has Broken".

Stock code: 20713


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