First edition of this genre-crossing novel, with publisher's review slip laid in.
Near fine in very good plus jacket.
"Edith couldn't imagine a man thirty-five or so not getting married, if he could afford to, because it was so convenient to have a wife, they performed so many services."
A study of a family breakdown and a woman's attempt to rewrite reality into an acceptable shape, EDITH'S DIARY is an ambitious departure from the shape of the standard crime novel, including only one murder of no great significance. Review copy previously owned by Italian critic Giacomo Antonini.
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1977. 8.5'' x 5.25''. Original black cloth with gilt-stamped spine. In original unclipped (£4.50) dust jacket. , 310,  pages. Original publisher's review slip laid in. Ownership signature and date in pen to half-title. Faint wear to boards at spine ends. Jacket spine sunned.
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