First Edition, Review Slip laid in. Novel that tells "the story of the break-up of an old family; the tragedy of decent and intelligent men and women losing their heads under strain and turning to desperate remedies; the age-old human dilemma of what used to be called the conflict of love and duty - complicated in this case by the interference of a third party. its background is country house England, but it reaches out indirectly to street-fighting in Vienna and ultimately to Spain. This is very much a story of our day." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, small stain at lower spine end.