Association Copy. Berendt (John), Midnight in the Garden of ...





Association Copy. Berendt (John), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, first edition, signed and dedicated by the American musician Emma Kelly (1918-2001), the book's "The Lady of Six Thousand Songs" (i.e. Chapter 6), New York: Random House, 1994, original pictorial dustjacket designed by Carol Carson, cloth over boards, 8vo
Emma Kelly was given the sobriquet 'The Lady of 6,000 Songs' by the lyricist Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), a great-grandson of the Confederate general Hugh W. Mercer (1808-1877) who commissioned the building of Mercer House, Savannah, Georgia, where, in 1981, Danny Hansford (1960-1981) was shot by the house's then owner, Jim Williams (1930-1990), a story retold in this novel and later dramatised as a film directed by Clint Eastwood.

Auction Date: 6th Feb 2024 at 10am

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