A very good first edition, in the original red binding with gold lettering on spine. Very narrow stipe of fading at the top of the book. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket. The inside of the top and bottom of the spine and flap folds have been taped, though there is no damage apart from minor wear.
Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.