London: The Bodley Head, 1932. First U.K. Edition. Sharp copy of the author's third novel, a brutally realistic story centered around the lives of three docker boys in Liverpool, and the relationship between the oldest of the three boys and his deaf and dumb widowed mother. Published simultaneously in a large paper edition of 105 numbered and signed copies. An attractive copy in the dustjacket designed by Alan Odle. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; yellow topstain; dustjacket; , 275, pp, with ads at last four pages. Decorative bookplate of author Dennis Wheatley at front pastedown. Text edges lightly foxed, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 7s.6d. net), with some pinpoint wear to extremities, hint of sunning to spine, a few tiny tears and some scattered foxing verso; Near Fine.