A Tale of Two Thieves - George BeardmoreMacDonald & Co., 1947, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ somewhat faded, worn at the edges with several small tears and some loss. Bruised at head and tail. Top edges of text block dusty. Text bright and tight.
A Tale of Two Thieves takes the form of two memoirs written by very different personalities, namely, a provincial solicitor who tells how he came by three chestfuls of gold, and a clerk called Fenton who tells how he stole them. Both narratives are deceptively matter-of-fact, for as each writer unfolds his private hopes and perplexities so the smiles begin until, when the final irony of Fenton's crime is brought home, the whole theme is seen to be a small masterpiece of rich English humour. 208pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.