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A first UK edition in good condition for its age. The pages are heavily tanned making them very brown but still eminently readable. Very minor bump to base of book spine. The dust jacket is complete and is priceclipped BUT repriced with a price label by The Bodley Head.
SYNOPSIS: “Theo Sinclair, a university lecturer, is approached one day in 1964 by a stranger, a girl called Alice. She is American, blonde and very persistent. She wants to be told about her Daddy. Daddy, it emerges, was hanged for murder in 1945. He was Duke Donovan, a US serviceman who had been based in Somerset in World War II. He and another GI had helped with the apple harvest at the farm where nine-year-old Theo was an evacuee. A sequence of disturbing events took place there, culminating in murder. The discovery of a human skull in a cider barrel led ultimately to Duke’s arrest and conviction. The boy Theo was a principal witness for the prosecution.”
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