First edition, first impression of Agatha Christie’s semi-autobiographical novel, the second written under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott. Christie’s adoption of a pseudonym was an interesting psychological manoeuvre that allowed her license for self-revelation not to be found in her detective fiction or even in her autobiography. Christie even adopted a different handwriting style for presentation copies of the book.
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, lettering to spine. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, a touch of browning to spine ends, top edge dusty; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some shallow chips and nicks to extremities, and short closed tears to head and foot of front panel.