London: Heinemann, .
First edition. [vi], 312 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Shute’s Final Novel. Red cloth. Very good plus in very good dust jacket (some spotting to back panel and to fore edge) Smith, pp. 139-43; Men at Work 23.1.a. Item #322671
Posthumously published, from the typescript Shute had completed shortly before his death.
“Keith Stewart’s vicissitudes point to the common link between all of Shute’s other ‘little men’ — Mr. Honey, Tom Cutter, Jack Turner, the Pied Piper, the Scot pilot and slaves in An Old Captivity — for all of these characters undertake successful journeys that are made near epic, chiefly by the limitations of time or character” (Smith).