London: Collins, 1958. First edition, in its original unclipped dust jacket. Novel is set in a country behind the Iron Curtain, probably Poland. The story of the wife of a member of a British Mission, who has been posted to one of the major provincial cities, and finds herself in a situation that is charged with comedy, tragedy, and an ever-increasing danger for all concerned. Toning to front and rear endpapers in the shape of the fold of the dust jacket. Very light shelf wear to head and tail of spine of dust jacket. No other marks or foxing. In a very good condition. 576 pp. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).