19110 KIPLING , Rudyard:
‘O BELOVED KIDS’ Rudyard Kipling’s Letters to His Children.
Edited by Elliot L. Gilbert.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London,1983.
4to.pp.x+225.Illustrated.Prize label on endpaper. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket.
Kipling wrote a series of letters to his children John and Elsie They are delightful and include improptu illustrations.The developing relationship between father and son from small child to a later,more hesitant correspondence to a young soldier is particularly moving.John was to be killed in 1915 a few weeks after his eighteenth birthday.