The Roadmender: and The Gathering Of Brother Hilarius by Michael Fairless


Hardcover. Conditon: Very Good. Slipcase: Very Good. No date, but past 1931. Collins Clear-Type Press (London). Illustrated.

Illustrated by Norman Hepple.

The Roadmender, a devotional country book, was very much to early Edwardian taste, clearly touched a melancholy nerve and achieved popular classic status. When the book was published there was a great mystery surrounding who Michael Fairless was, and what locale did he describe with such love? The place was West Sussex-the Adur Valley, and Michael Fairless turned out to be a woman-Margaret Barber