• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released April 4, 1956

£150.00

The Mary Deare was a 6000-ton freighter, which for forty years had tramped the seas, been shipwrecked and torpedoed during the war. Then one night she emerges from the Bay of Biscay after severe gales and is propelled into the newspaper headlines as a ship of mystery and tragedy.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to bottom of spine, and small indent to top of top board. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some wear along top edge.


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Hammond Innes

Ralph Hammond Innes CBE was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books.

The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in 1937. In WW2, he served in the Royal Artillery, eventually rising to the rank of Major. During the war, a number of his books were published, including Wreckers Must Breathe, The Trojan Horse and Attack Alarm, the last of which was based on his experiences as an anti-aircraft gunner during the Battle of Britain at RAF Kenley.

After being demobilized in 1946, he worked full-time as a writer, achieving a number of early successes. His novels are notable for a fine attention to accurate detail in descriptions of places, such as in Air Bridge, set partially at RAF Gatow, RAF Membury after its closure and RAF Wunstorf during the Berlin Airlift.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to bottom of spine, and small indent to top of top board. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some wear along top edge.


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.