London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1947. 1st Edition. , 142,  pp. 7-1/2" x 5". Blue cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine. Brown dust jacket. Cocked, with bump to front board lower edge. Usual foxing. A VG copy in a VG jacket, which shows some wear & soiling, with chip/crinkle to front panel lower corner. Item #50981
Hamiton, "was an English playwright and novelist. He was well regarded by Graham Greene and J. B. Priestley, and study of his novels has been revived because of their distinctive style, deploying a Dickensian narrative voice to convey aspects of inter-war London street culture. They display a strong sympathy for the poor, as well as an acerbic black humour. Doris Lessing wrote in The Times in 1968: 'Hamilton was a marvellous novelist who's grossly neglected'".
In 1951, John Betjeman (Daily Herald) wrote about this work, "I think Mr Hamilton is one of the best living English novelists and that this is the best book he has yet written."