Chapman & Hall, 1945, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First
250 g; 208 pages, original illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket is a rubbed and chipped along both the top and bottom edges, and has been price clipped. Someone has "started" a Biro on the back panel. The top edge of the text block is slightly foxed, original bookseller's sticker at the lower left-hand corner of the front free end page, ownership inscription in pencil at the top right-hand corner of the same page. This, the author's second novel, once more proving his mastery of character and situation, introduces a new hero, John Klooner, who conceived the idea of delivering the world from war by directing mass thought into the antithesis of hostility. Backed by a wealthy philanthropists, he begins his crusade for a lasting peace, and the profusion of adventures, surprises, pitfalls, counter movements, pretty girls, indigo villains, and variety of ordinary and extraordinary people he encounters form a lively and colourful odyssey. Finally, John Klooner and his supporters are compelled to realise that Germany had an undesirable start ahead of them in the matter of war or peace, and John, coming to the conclusion that in September, 1939, anyway, the only method of achieving lasting peace was to go to war, joins the Royal Air Force." -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 0212999.