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Howard Spring Book Collection

Date range: 1932-2000

Medium: Printed

Number of items: 61 items

The Cardiff-born novelist (Robert) Howard Spring (1889-1965) became a journalist on the Manchester Guardian in 1915, and is best known for his novel Shabby Tiger (1934), which is set in Manchester. This collection includes copies of Spring’s novels, short stories, plays and autobiographical writings. There are a number of UK first editions with dust jackets, plus paperbacks with pictorial covers. Also included is a copy of The Queens Book of the Red Cross ([London]: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939), a fundraising volume for the British Red Cross Society published during the Second World War, to which Spring contributed a short story entitled ‘Christmas Honeymoon’.

Associated works include autobiographies and memoirs by Howard Spring’s wife, Marion Ursula (née Pye) (1891-1976) who wrote under the name Marion Howard Spring.

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