The custard boys. John Rae.

The custard boys

New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1961. Hardcover. 219p., very good stated first US edition in quarter cloth boards and unclipped, lightly edgeworn dj. The first UK edition is Young 3175*.

Debut novel set in Norfolk, UK during WWII. War games bewteen 13 and 14 year old boys and a special friendship between one of the boys and a Jewish-Austrian refugee. Filmed in 1962 as "Reach for Glory" and again as "Custard Boys" in 1979, compared to "Lord of the Flies"

Cat.No: 13615

Price: $45.00