From Beryl Irving's

"The Dawnchild"

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1st ink illustration



ink and watercolour illustration


HE DAWNCHILD by Beryl Irving was one of the great children's fantasies of the 1920s.
   Educated at the Slade School of Art in London, she had a style of her own, and was a frequent illustrator for The Radio Times and other journals of the era.
Several readers have contacted her son David Irving, thanks to the Internet, and reminisced wistfully about this book, which they had once read in their childhood. 
   Mr Irving obtained a copy a few months ago; it was printed in 1920 by Butler & Tanner, in Somerset -- the same printers who manufactured his "Hitler's War" (Millennium Edition, 2002).

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Note: this book is a copyright work, © 2007 The Estate of Beryl Irving