Second Printing. H. H. wrap-around dustjacket art. A literary parody. "Vernon Sprott the foreman of British fiction, proud of purse and dexterous with the pen, clearly based on Arnold Bennett, is the funniest but we meet not just disguised characters but real ones such as H G Wells, Stanley Baldwin and George Bernard Shaw. But the character of Ottercove, part parody, part homage but part warning of the unrestrained power of the press baron, makes this novel." Fabulous dustjacket art. Near Fine in a Very Good price-clipped dustjacket, inch of upper and lower verso of jacket with yellowish tint presumed to have been caused by the removal of some kind of tape.