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Title:The Place at Whitton
Price:AUD$118.80 (about USD$78.80)
Item ID:SB00-0120253
Publisher:Cassell . London, London, 1964
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Cassell . London, 1964, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. The author's first work. "Outsiders had always distrusted the isolation of the place at Whitton. Locked away behind its tall gates, this college for priests, this close society where men withdrew from the world around them, was bound to excite rumour and fear. Now the battered corpse of Wally Stott lay gruesomely in one of the college pig-pens. it had to be the work of a stranger, was the first, shocked reaction. But Sergeant Ptolemy of the New South Wales police was not convinced. Yet for all his vigilance the piece of the college were shattered again and again, death following death in a dark maelstrom of violence which dragged down together the innocent and the guilty, normal and insane Agnes Grey, using the primitive craft and her beauty to seduce recent and will from the victims and open their minds to the Power she served – Agnes, who knew that behind its high walls Whitton held the traitor priest she needed for the rights of her Black Mass." -- from the page following the free front endpaper. Softening and a few small splits to the back strip edges. Rubbing of the book corners and to the lower book edges. Rubbing and white marks – please refer to photograph – to the book panels. Light age toning of the text block edges with foxing and scattered stains. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 219, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; 1940s; Inventory No: 0120253.
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