THE RUTHLESS INNOCENT

By: Balfour, Patrick ; [ Lord Kinross ]

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Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Some minor wear at head and heel of spine - quite a nice copy of this scarce novel by Lord Kinross (his first published book). John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976) was a Scottish historian and writer noted for his biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and other works on Islamic history. Educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford, he became first a journalist and later a writer of history and travel books. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Air Force and from 1944-47 was First Secretary at the British Embassy at Cairo. Lord Kinross was a homosexual, despite a brief marriage to Angela Mary Culme-Seymour (1912-2012), the former wife of the artist John Spencer-Churchill. When Balfour was posted to Cairo during World War II, she began a five-year relationship with Major Robert Hewer-Hewitt which produced two sons. Lord Kinross and Angela were divorced in 1942. The main character in The Ruthless Innocent was supposedly based on Angela Culme-Seymour. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: THE RUTHLESS INNOCENT

Author Name: Balfour, Patrick ; [ Lord Kinross ]

Categories: Literature, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 40190

Keywords: Angela Mary Culme-Seymour John Patrick Douglas Balfour