Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square

Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1966

£400.00

The basis for Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Frenzy'

With the last of his money disappearing, Dick Ramey sets out to borrow some from his ex-wife. What happens in the following few hours makes him the only possible suspect in a sex-murder he did not commit.


This relentlessly readable novel carries you from one memorable scene to another: a matrimonial agency where Ramey fills out an application form with amazing crudity; an overnight stay in a flophouse--and, on another night, a seedy hotel room to which Ramey has taken an amorous barmaid; a meeting in a London park that leads to a cover-up flight to Paris; a second murder, which is discovered through a sack of potatoes that has legs.


Book Condition & Notes

A near-fine first edition in the original binding. A previous owner's name is written to the first flyleaf, and there is a small stain to both front and back flyleaves. Also a minor stain to the side of the pageblock - stain is only to the edges, and does not creep onto the page. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with a tear to the top back corner and another small tear to the top of the spine. Some wear/wrinkling to jacket edges.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Arthur La Bern

Arthur La Bern was a journalist with an interest in crime stories.

He wrote a number of novels, as well as a couple of non-fiction books about famous murderers.

La Bern's novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square was the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's film Frenzy. The film It Always Rains on Sunday was based on the novel of the same name.

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Book Condition & Notes

A near-fine first edition in the original binding. A previous owner's name is written to the first flyleaf, and there is a small stain to both front and back flyleaves. Also a minor stain to the side of the pageblock - stain is only to the edges, and does not creep onto the page. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with a tear to the top back corner and another small tear to the top of the spine. Some wear/wrinkling to jacket edges.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.