The volume contains two tales of escape. Originally published in 1950, this is the first issue in the publisher's Popular Fiction series.
Red boards with title and author in a black frame on the spine and the publisher in black lettering. Colourful dust wrapper, with a girl in a red skirt running away from pursuers.
Book in VG condition, except for 6 dents the size of a 10p in the rear board.
The rear of the wrapper, which is slightly edge-worn, shows the same dents and is rather grubby.
Otherwise, a very reasonable copy of some unusual fiction.
Tale one "The Hideout" tells of a young Czech engineer who turns from a rather inglorious quiescence in exile to participation in a task which will mean his death.
Tale two "The Black band" is, superficially, a story of childhood, the account of one of those fantastic adventures, half reality, half myth, in which boys delight.