Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Chatto & Windus, London. 1956, First Edition. Very good in very good dust jacket. 316pp. Octavo in original brown cloth in illustrated dust jacket. Cloth, dust jacket and text block are all in amazing condition adding to scarcity of this title. Some wear and sunning to spine otherwise a lovely copy. Iris Murdoch's 2nd book (only preceded by Under the Net, 1954).
Annette runs away from her finishing school but learns more than she bargained for in the real world beyond; the fierce and melacholy Rosa is torn between two Polish brothers; Peter is obsessed by an indecipherable ancient script. This is a story of a group of people under a spell, and the centre of it all is the mysterious Mischa Fox, the enchanter.