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Setting the World on Fire by Angus Wilson
A Novel. At the end of the Second World War Piers and his younger brother Tom is growing up at Tothill House, the family home with its magnificent baroque hall by Vanbrugh. Tom is the pluckier of the two because pluck means overcoming one’s fears. Piers has no such fears to overcome; he is ambitious.
Sir Angus Wilson was born in England, grew up in South Africa and was educated at Westminster and Merton College, Oxford.
A hardcover edition with red boards, black spine, gilt lettering and unclipped illustrated dust jacket. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text is clear and legible. The dust jacket has some rubbing and tearing along the edges and there is sun/light discolouration down the spine of the front cover. Now in a clear plastic cover to prevent damage. See photos.
Publisher: The Viking Press, New York.
Publication Date: 1980.
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