New York: Harcourt, n.d. [circa 1975]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); purple publisher's cloth-backed boards with gilt, in white pictorial dustwrapper; 217pp. Textblock slightly toned at margins and throughout; damp spot on title page, else pages are clean and sound. Boards also clean and sharp, with very minor fading to extremities. Dustwrapper displays surface wear, with mild soiling about spine hinges. Edges and corners have trivial wear, very small tear on rear panel upper edge. Overall a Near Fine copy. Originally published in England in 1940, this suspense novel involves a group of Australian shipwreck survivors (including five nuns) who make their way to an uninhabited island and attempt to build a home. Undated, but given a 1975 publication date on OCLC/WorldCat.