London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1951. 1st Edition. vi, 7 - 308 pp. 7-1/2" x 5". Blue cloth binding with silver stamped lettering to spine. Blue pictorial dust jacket, with drawing of West Pier to front panel [artwork by Chadwick]. Slight lean. Front hinge starting in center, with bit of mull showing. Still, a VG copy in a similar VG dust jacket. Item #50982
Hamilton, "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'"