Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Faber and Faber, London, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The sixth novel from the author of "Lord of the Flies." Near fine copy with some minor shelf wear top and bottom of spine and corners. Dust jacket also near fine with some wear to top of spine and corners. A remarkably fresh and bright copy.
Oliver is eighteen and wants to enjoy himself before going to university. But this is the 1920s and he lives in Stilbourne, a small English country town where everyone knows what everyone else is getting up to, and where love, lust and rebellion are closely followed by revenge and embarrassment.