London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd, 1978. 8vo. First edition. Original green hardcovers, gilt. Jacket drawing by Joan Ogden. Price-clipped d/w is a little faded on the spine (as usual). Fine in near fine d/w. Item #5213
The author's second novel, recently adapted for film, was reprinted after Offshore won the Booker Prize but first impressions are uncommon. Florence Green opens a bookshop on the Suffolk coast in 1959 but will she be able to keep it going?
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