Five Roundabouts to Heaven
John Bingham's classic thriller
First edition, hardback bound in the original red cloth with gilt titling to spine. 19 × 12.5cm, 200pp.
Nineteen years is a long time. But when Peter Harding and Philip Bartels meet up again in the French countryside of their youth, the history and the dark secrets it holds are still there, tempered only slightly by time. The two men share more than a past friendship. Decades earlier, trapped in a disenchanted marriage with his wife, Beatrice, Philip meets and falls in love with the graceful, charming Lorna Dickson. Overcome by the prospect of a humiliating divorce, Philip makes the decision to poison Beatrice. But when he invites his best friend, Peter, to meet his mistress at lunch one day, he unwittingly sets off a shocking chain of events that will forever change the lives of everyone involved.
A good copy. The spine is a bit darkened and the pages have age-toning but the book remains in strong readable condition.