We Think the World of You

dustwrapper design by Derrick Greaves, third impression


J R Ackerley


The Bodley Head, London, 1962
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Printing Details

First edition, third impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 13cm, 158pp.

Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent, acerbic, self-righteous, angry. He is in love with Johnny, a young, married, working-class man with a sweetly easygoing nature. When Johnny is sent to prison for committing a petty theft, Frank gets caught up in a struggle with Johnny's wife and parents for access to him. Their struggle finds a strange focus in Johnny's dog—a beautiful but neglected German shepherd named Evie. And it is she, in the end, who becomes the improbable and undeniable guardian of Frank's inner world.


A very good copy. There is light scratching to the front of the wrapper and tanning to the rear but the book itself is in good, clean condition.



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