The Love Department by William Trevor 1st / 1st 1966
First edition and first print published by The Bodley Head in 1966. This book is in near fine condition. The wrapper is bright and clean, retaining its bright colours throughout. There is no tanning to the wrapper at all and the spine is crisp white with the letters a deep red. There is a small repaired tear to the top edge of the front panel that is about 2cm's in length. The wrapper hasn't been price clipped. The book is very presentable with no wear, foxing or ink at all. The pages are very clean. Overall it is in a very collectible near fine condition.
From the offices of her Love Department, Lady Dolores cures the heartaches of the lonely wives of Wimbledon with inimitable flourish and finesse. When her newest protege, the somewhat naive Edward Blakeston-Smith, is sent on a mission - to learn the secrets of seductive, scheming Septimus Tuam and stop him in his tracks - he learns all about love, its friends and enemies.