London Observed - 1st Edition/1st Printing
A most handsome First Edition/First Printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author and Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing on front flyleaf ;
Doris Lessing wrote in 1957 that she had lived in London for a year envisioning the city as a nightmare. Then, one evening, it all became "familiar and beautiful" to her and she knew herself to be "at home." She has continued to observe London and its inhabitants through the eye of an artist. This collections contains eighteen compassionate portraits of Londoners and their city. Published in The United States as The Real Thing.