First Published 1954 by Michael Joseph

The Biro First edition wrapper. Click to enlarge (file size=46 KB)
The First Edition dustwrapper by Biro
The autobiographical account of the discovery of, and the early years at, Punch Bowl Farm; the setting for many of her children's novels.

Illustrated throughout by photographs taken by the author and by some of her friends.
Reviewed in Country Fair magazine.

First edition:
Brown cloth boards; yellow lettering on spine; 135x210mm; 224pp; frontispiece and 24 b/w photographs.
Dustwrapper two colour with central photograph of farm, repeated inside as frontispiece, and four small vignettes of farm life by Biro.

Other Editions:

The Country Book Club 1955:
Hardback edition; 224pp; 25 b/w photographs; plain patterned wrapper.
The rather uninspiring 'Country Book Club' dustwrapper
The Country Book Club dustwrapper

Isis edition cover
Isis 1995
large print edition
1995 Isis Large print edition
Hardback with pictorial boards, a bright full colour picture by Tania Lomas showing the farm and the book's main characters ; no illustrations; 253pp; 240x160mm; ISBN 1-85695-142-1

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