London: Heinemann, .
First edition, third impression dust jacket. 267 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Light grey cloth. March 1943 gift inscription. Near fine in very good dust jacket Smith pp. 43-7; Men at Work 5.1.e. Item #322768
A later state of this excellent prewar novel of the bombing of Southampton and the adventures of the resourceful Peter Corbett.
Shute wrote this novel because he felt that the home defense preparations, with emphasis on gas being used against civilian populations, were simply wrong: “Most of what Shute foresaw transpired; heavy bombing, broken water and sewer lines, and epidemics” (Smith).
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