London Dossier. Len DEIGHTON.

London Dossier

London: Jonathan Cape, 1967. First U.K. Edition. The book is "styled as a 'dossier' to capitalise in part on Deighton's growing reputation at the time as a spy thriller writer, and also cashes in on his growing reputation as one of sixties London's 'names' and all-purpose man about town. The book will tell you where to hire a barrel organ; where to buy snake steaks; where to find the nearest nudist colony; and how to handle taxi drivers. It's eclectic in the extreme, but a fantastic read where the mini skirts, cigarette smoke and smell of jellied eels leaps off the page. ( First Impression. Octavo (19.5cm); red boardsstamped in gilt on spine; black topstain; illustrated endpapers; dustjacket; 352pp.; minor soiling to right textblock; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 30s. net); light rubbing, crease to front flap, else Fine.

Price: $75.00

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