London: Falcon Press, 1948. Hardcover. 69p., first edition, ornge cloth boards slightly bowed, offsetting to endpapers (a cheap UK production) text block clean and tight, unclipped dj badly worn on spine and at edges. Young 2576.
Debut novel (after several biographies and travel books) by the nephew of W. Somerset Maugham, filmed in 1963 with Dirk Bogarde and James Fox. Evocative jacket illustration by G. N. Fish.