Williver's Chronicles: 3 hardback volumesWilliver's Luck: front DJ coverWilliver's Luck: DJ covers and spineWilliver's Luck: inside DJ coversWilliver's Luck: inside school prize labelWilliver's Quest: DJ front coverWilliver's Quest: DJ covers & spineWilliver's Quest: inside DJ coversWilliver's Quest: inside title pageWilliver's Quest: inside publication pageWilliver's Return: DJ front coverWilliver's Return: DJ covers & spineWilliver's Return: inside price-clipped DJ coversWilliver's Return: inside title pageWilliver's Return: inside publication pageWilliver's Return: inside typical page & illustration

Williver’s Chronicles Trilogy by Alice Mary Hadfield 1964-67 (3 First Edition Hardbacks)


£40.00

Good condition used Hardbacks with good Dust Jackets.

First Editions, First Prints published in
1964, 1965, 1967 by Chatto & Windus, London.
Author: Alice Mary Hadfield.
Approx dims of each book: 205mm h x 140mm w x 20mm d.

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Williver’s Luck,  Williver’s Quest, Williver’s Return
(Complete Three Volumes in the Williver’s Chronicles Trilogy)

Condition and Description:

Good condition used Hardbacks with good Dust Jackets.

Williver’s Luck. First Edition, First Print published in 1964 by Chatto & Windus, London.
Author: Alice Mary Hadfield. Illustrator: J.C.B. Knight.
Approx dims book: 205mm h x 140mm w x 20mm d.

Intact clean rubbed condition unclipped dust jacket covers and intact spine with some creasing and small tears to edges. DJ within clear protective sleeve. Dust Jacket over good condition green boards with blue title lettering to spine. 191 clean/ slightly tanned pages of English text with a map and approx 10 b&w illustrations. Sunday school prize label dated 1970 on inside front blank page, no other inscriptions to inside pages. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Williver’s Quest. First Edition, First Print published in 1965 by Chatto & Windus, London.
Author: Alice Mary Hadfield. Illustrator: Peter Edwards.
Approx dims book: 205mm h x 140mm w x 20mm d.

Intact clean rubbed condition unclipped dust jacket covers and intact spine with slight creasing and small tears to edges. DJ within clear protective sleeve. Dust Jacket over good condition light blue boards with blue title lettering to spine. 175 clean/ slightly tanned pages of English text with a map and approx 8 b&w illustrations. No inscriptions to inside pages. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Williver’s Return. First Edition, First Print published in 1967 by Chatto & Windus, London.
Author: Alice Mary Hadfield. Illustrator: Rodney Shackell.
Approx dims book: 205mm h x 140mm w x 20mm d.

Intact clean rubbed condition price-clipped dust jacket covers and intact spine with slight creasing and small tears to edges. DJ within clear protective sleeve. Dust Jacket over good condition light blue/grey boards with blue title lettering to spine. 174 clean/ slightly tanned pages of English text with a map and approx 15 b&w illustrations. No inscriptions to inside pages. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Williver’s Chronicles:

”Williver’s Chronicles storline is set in the English Midlands in the late eighteenth century. These are stories for the 12-14 age group, which will trace the history of the Williver family generation by generation within the setting of British and Commonwealth history from the eighteenth century onwards.

Williver’s Luck the first of The Williver Chronicles begins in 1788. The Williver family, once prosperous but now farming a small-holding in Gloucestershire, send their thirteen-year-old son Tom to Cirencester market. Tom sells the goods he has been trusted with but is cheated of the money by a confidence trick. Ashamed to go home penniless, he takes a job with a crooked village innkeeper.

There follow a series of adventures involving travelling glassblowers, Boulton and Watt’s Soho Manufactory, a thieves’ gang, and a Black Country canal and coal mine that eventually lead Tom to the capture of the man who had robbed him, and the threshold of a career.

The life of the time forms a vivid background throughout the book, showing how people lived, what they ate, what they talked and wrote about. The wind of revolution blowing from France and the revolution at home that was changing men’s lives through new inventions and machines.

Williver’s Quest the second of The Williver Chronicles tells the story of the Williver family at the time of the industrial revolution in the year 1818 and concerns an iron workers’ strike told from the point of view of a Gloucestershire farmer who has invested in the company.

Williver’s Return the third of The Williver Chronicles is a story begins in 1848 at the time of the new railways. The Williver’s family is financially ruined and are living in meager rooms in Gloucester. A ruthless merchant has possession of their old home, but there is still time to get it back, if only they can prove that he is mixed up in some very unsavory affairs.”