bearing the large Staunton Hill bookplate of David and Evangeline Bruce
London: Faber & Faber, 1959. Small hardcover collection of Durrell’s engaging stories about life in diplomatic service. Interesting also to have the bookplate of David & Evangeline Bruce—Bruce was the American ambassador to England, France and Germany. Foxing to endpapers. Jacket has loss at extremities and some rubbing. Fourth impression.
David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce (February 12, 1898 – December 5, 1977) was an American diplomat, intelligence officer and politician. He served as Ambassador to France, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the United Kingdom, the only American to be all three.