Leonards War signed by Alan Sillitoe, 1st/1st, 1991
London: Harper Collins, (1991).
SIGNED. First edition. This is a fine copy. The dust wrapper has only light signs of wear at the top and bottom edges and has not been price clipped. The front flap has very minimal foxing present. The boards are free from chips and marks and the text blocks are bright and white. The author’s signature is written in black ink on the title page in black ink.
Leonard had fought on the Somme in the Great War. He thought he had done his bit and earned the right to a bit of peace - then the bombs started falling in the Second World War. He was forty-six and alone - and that was when he met Sophie, vivacious, loving, and feckless, who was to transform his life. This is a remarkable story of obsession and blinkered love, and of one man's war - with himself as much as with the obvious enemy.