Edition: First printing
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1960. Red cloth. Rear cover just a mite bowed, else fine, no owner names. Colourful jacket has a 2 cm tear to upper inner corner of front panel; mild rubbing to outer corners; VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. A novel set in contemporary Tahiti. "In America only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, in Australia you have to explain what a writer is." - Cotterell. Basis of the 1962 Ted Kotcheff flim with James Mason and John Mills.