Melbourne London Toronto [Printed at the Windmill Press, Kingswood, Surrey]: Heinemann, .
First edition. [vi],354,  pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Red cloth. Fine in very good pictorial dust jacket Men at Work 17.1.a. Item #322872
Shute’s near future conservative Utopian vision of Australia as the dynamic heart of the Commonwealth in the late twentieth century, with the monarchy making a royal progress by air from country to country, and the Queen escaping assassination and coming to live in Australia. Published in the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.