Trouble in West Two: A Story for A Journey

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Author: FitzGerald, Kevin Columba (1902-1993)

Year: 1958

Publisher: William Heinemann Company

Place: London, Melbourne and Toronto


256 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with silver lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition.

There are two worlds in London's W.2, the district lying north of the Bayswatter Road. One is the world of the little shopkeepers, the respectable landladies, the half-pay majors and the students and typists with their hostels and bed-sitting-rooms. The other is the half-world of the little shops where the right customer with the right money gets the plain sealed packet, the landladies who expect their rooms to be shared, the majors who were never in the army, the men who wait for the racing news and the women who wait for anybody who can pay. Harrison knew what sort of business went on behind the fronts of pubs and other spots. It was his job to know. But he didn't know quite what trouble was starting for him and his friend Feston when Fintan was found dead on his bed one morning and Jarlay was shot down at Martin's place the following night. It soon became obvious that this was big trouble, not a matter of vice, horses or women; Harrison's kind of trouble: espionage. The pace in Kevin FitzGerald's entertaining thriller becomes fast and dangerous as Harrison and Feston mix it with a nasty bunch of characters.


Jacket corners and spine ends chipped, light edge wear else a very good copy in like jacket.

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