London: Hamish Hamilton, 1982. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (22.25cm); navy blue cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [xii],370,pp. Upper corners gently tapped (though still sharp), else Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with publisher's new price sticker immediately to the left of the clip; trivial wear to extremities and a hint of sunning to spine panel, else Near Fine. The Scottish author's second novel, set during the East African Campaign of World War I; nominated for the Booker Prize in 1982.