A Long Day's Dying
The author's first novel, a Second World War thriller
First edition, first impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20 × 13cm, 157pp .
"In Europe—France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, who knows?—in the middle of the Second World War, three men from a commando unit have been detailed to watch a hill. Somewhere between the Allied and German lines, they are fighting their own war, not only against a highly professional enemy, but against fatigue, physical pain and the sense of being abandoned, an oppressive feeling of having no part to play in the grand stratagems of war". The author's first novel, and filmed in 1968 by Peter Collinson starring David Hemmings.
A good plus copy. The book itself is in very good condition with clean pages and secure binding (just a few spots of foxing to the page edges). The dustwrapper is a little tanned and crinkled to the edges but has not been price-clipped.