The Dud Avocado

Third impression, Elaine Dundy's novel of Sally Jay Gorce in Paris, hell-bent on living


Elaine Dundy


Victor Gollancz, London, 1958
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Printing Details

First edition, third impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 272pp.

The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American, Sally Jay Gorce, who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status when it was first published and it remains a timeless portrait of a woman hell-bent on living.


The book is in good condition, the dustwrapper is tanned to the spine and creased to the top edge but this remains a decent copy.



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