London: Heinemann, 1949.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. [MacLennan, Hugh] Maugham, W. Somerset. A WRITER'S NOTEBOOK. London: Heinemann, 1949. A very good or better copy of the First Edition in the publisher's black cloth with silver décor & spine lettering lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Dorothy Duncan MacLennan to Hugh MacLennan when both of them were laid-up - Dorothy at the Ross Pavilion of the Royal Victoria Hospital & Hugh at the Montreal Neurological Institute: "For Hugh - / in the Neuro - / From Dorothy - / in the Ross - / Oct 1949". $1175.00 Health issues dominated their lives - MacLennan lived continuously with the consciousness of his wife's [American author & painter, Dorothy Duncan MacLennan] illness during the late 1940's & 1950's & shaped his experience into what he considered his best novel - THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT. Dorothy Duncan MacLennan chronicled her struggle with chronic illness and the complex issues involved in playing a supporting role for her writer husband (Hugh MacLennan) while pursuing her own career as an author & painter - SMALL TREASURES - The Small Details of Life: 20 Diaries by Women in Canada, 1830-1996 Edited by Kathryn Carter.
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