Portrait of Alison by Francis Durbridge 1st / 1st 1962
First edition and first print published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1962. This is in very near fine condition. The complete jacket is crisp white without marks. There are no chips or tears. There are some very minor wear to the corner tips. The jacket is not price clipped retaining 15s net price as called for. The book is clean, without foxing or previous owners ink. The text block is clear. The boards are without marks. Overall a very near fine copy.
Francis Durbridge was a prolific screen writer for tv and radio in the 50's and 60's. He was the creator of the Paul Temple and Tim Frazer series. many of his novels are adapted from his scripts. This one though is not, its about an artist that gets dragged into a murder enquiry in italy, of a model that he has recently painted....a rare title to find in nice condition.