First edition, first impression. Set in post-war London on Christmas Eve, the novel interweaves the lives of seven different people buying Christmas trees in a department store. The publisher’s retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in green. With the pictorial dust jacket. Some foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the slightly foxed jacket.