Prohibited Immigrant (Signed copy)
Signed by John Stonehouse, the MP who tried to fake his own death. Inscribed to Freddie Laker.
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 240pp + fold-out map.
Inscribed and dedicated by John Stonehouse to the ffep, "To Freddie and Joan from John and Barbara, January 1965". Freddie in this instance is Freddie Laker.
John Stonehouse's account of his 1959 African tour, which culminated in his deportation from Southern Rhodesia. Stonehouse was the Labour MP who faked his own suicide in 1974, leaving a pile of clothes on a Miami beach, hoping the world would think he had drowned or been eaten by a shark before they could investigate his business interests or his exposure as a Czechoslovakian spy.
The book is in very good condition, with some light creasing to the pages. The dustwrapper is quite heavily worn with a faded spine but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.