Death May Surprise Us.
A Kidnapping.London: Macmillan, 1974 Stock Code: 138183
NotesFirst edition, first impression, presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Mary and Harold, (may it never happen!) in friendship, Ted. Ted Willis, September, 1974". The inscription is a reference to the subject matter of the novel, which details a kidnapping attempt on the British prime minister. The author, the playwright and novelist Ted Willis (1914-1992) was an active supporter of the Labour Party. The book remained in the possession of Wilson and his wife Mary until the dispersal of their estate following Mary's death in 2018.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket.
Spine ends lightly bumped, edges a little soiled, slight lean; a good copy in very good jacket, a little rubbed.
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