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This book club book edition is undated but is circa 1960. The book is in very good condition for its age. Tanning to pages and foxing to leading edges of pages, not affecting text and also to the FFEP. The rear FEP has some staining at the top edge. The dust jacket is complete but is showing signs of wear . The spine is faded and the rear panel is grubby. Sunning to the top edges of the flaps.
Author’s first full-length novel.
SYNOPSIS: “Half a million pounds in used notes lying in the vault of a Sydney bank was an irresistible temptation to four men. To the first who planned the robbery, brutality was almost a way of life; the second was an engineer over-fond of the bottle; the third a miner who sponged on women. The fourth, the front man, was a simple Italian pianola player. The plan was to bore a tunnel under the street and to the accompaniment of violence, treachery and death – and of wild jealousy over the favours of a girl with flaxen hair, full lips and slender legs – the work relentlessly proceeded…”
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