The Bamboo House
The author's first novel, set in Burma during the Second World War
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 223pp.
From the dustwrapper, "The Bamboo House is a vigorous and exciting first novel by a young writer with rare powers of narrative and description, and of creating atmosphere. The setting of the book is Burma during the war, and it tells the story of a patrol in the jungle and, at the same time, the story of the equally dramatic personal relationship of two of the officers taking part."
The author, George Scurfield, was a solder-poet of the Second World War who later went on to write books about baking.
This is a very good copy of a rare first edition. The dustwrapper has a little chipping to the head of the spine and is a little tanned to the spine. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. The book has secure binding and clean pages but there is spotted foxing to the page edges and prelims. Previous owner's bookplate to the ffep.