London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
MACLAREN-ROSS, Julian. Bitten by the Tarantula. A Story of the South of France. London: Allan Wingate, 1945. 8°. Half title (some very light spotting to endpapers). Original orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dusty-jacket designed by John Banting. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION.
"A novella set in the South of France in the 1930s, which Julian wrote in 1942 as a relaxation from the Army stories. Its working title had been The Simple Life. Anthony Powell, in his review of Of Love and Hunger in the The Times Literary Supplement, said that Bitten by the Tarantula was promising but too short." (PAB)
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