Publisher: Alan Ross, London, 1967, 1st edition. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket. Rare 1st edition in unclipped d/j of this early novel by J.L. Carr who went on to write The Harpole Report and, most notably, A Month in the Country which was filmed in the 90s starring Kenneth Branagh. Cover and contents are both in good / very good, clean, bright and firm condition with some tanning to page block edges commensurate with age.
The rare unclipped dustjacket is in fair to good condition with some shelfwear to edges, light fading to spine and a one inch narrow surface scuff to upper front. 'In this revealing and haunting novel of service life, Flanders, a Yorkshireman, tells what happens in a single dry season on the coasts of wartime West Africa. .....engagingly written, with a deceptively light touch, this novel re-creates life on an R.A.F. station in an African backwater with impressive fidelity'.