In Town To-Morrow: Five and Twenty Imaginary Broadcasts 1937 Francis Downman (Ernest James Oldmeadow) SIGNED ~ British Satire


Title: In Town To-Morrow: Five and Twenty Imaginary Broadcasts

Author: Francis Downman [Ernest James Oldmeadow]

Description: Inscribed by Downman/Oldmeadow on front free endpaper. First Edition. Boards in sage-green cloth with paper label on spine. Top corners a little bumped. Interior is clean and unmarked. Protective vinyl sleeve a has some chipping along top edge. 126 pages.

A quirky work of satire and light humor, presented in the guise of 25 imaginary radio broadcasts of a radio interview-programme called ''In Town To-Morrow,'' aired by the Britannic Far-flinging Corporation. A curious cast of figures appear on the show. The interviews include a discussion of, not the flora, but the human fauna at Kew Gardens on bank holiday, British cookery, and other important topics. Interviewees include Britain's Foremost Polysyllabicist, the Founder and Director of the Kitchen-Garden Pets' Protection Society (Sir Slugge Pamper); an expert on Delocution or the Art of Inaudibility, a professional Agitator of Agitators (they need to go on strike, of course), a professional separator of engaged, but unsuitable couples; and Miss Hortensia Perks, the Travelling Secretary and Lecturer of the Society for the Unification of Floral Nomenclature.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Richards [The Richards Press]
Place: London
Year: 1937

Keywords: In Town Tomorrow, humor, British, 1930s,

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