MILLER, Alice Duer. Walter LAYTON, preface. ~ The White Cliffs. London: Methuen & Co., [ 1942].
8vo (182 × 115 mm), pp. , 41, . Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper covered boards, gilt title to spine. An excellent copy.
Fourteenth edition, (first edition published February 13th, 1941). A narrative poem by Duer, which acquired great success in both England and America. The work follows an American girl who comes to London just before World War I as a tourist and subsequently falls in love, marrying an English upper-class gentleman. As the war begins he is sent to fight in the front and is killed, but the girl decides to stay with her son and live a traditional upper-class life. The story concludes just as World War II is about to begin and she worries that her son, like her husband will be killed fighting for the country.