London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1962. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm.); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 224pp. Author's clipped signature mounted on title page. Offsetting to half-title page, lower corners gently bumped, with light sunning to lower board edges; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 18/- net), gently spine-sunned, lightly edgeworn and dust-soiled, with a few tiny nicks and tears; Very Good+. The author's first collection of short fiction, containing seven short stories set in post-WWII England.ocial satire at its ironic best.