London: The Hogarth Press, 1950. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo;red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; 247pp. Small, rough erasure to front endpaper, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with a hint of sunning to spine and some light wear along the edges. A comical novel about a middle-aged widower with his debutant daughter, a widow, her grown-up son, and six-year old daughter, and how their lives intersect. A lovely copy of an easily-worn title.