New York: Viking Press, 1983. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); gray paper boards over black cloth spine, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 249pp. Slight lean, else Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $14.75), with faint toning to the top edge, else a Fine. Winner of the Whitbread Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1982). Basis for the Film of the same name directed by Andrew Grieves in 1987.