THE ROAD TO BEERSHEBA
Edition: First printing
London: Hutchinson, 1963. Octavo, orange boards. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has minute rubbing to spine tips, light yellowing to rear panel, else fine, flap price intact. A novel of "the exodus from the small Palestinian town of Lydda, which was occupied by Israeli troops in the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, when, with the refugees from Ramleh and the surrounding villages, some hundred thousand people, mainly women, children, and old men - the young having been rounded up - trekked through the burning wilderness to Ramallah, which was in Arab hands. Thousands died of sunstroke, exhaustion, and thirst." - jacket.