Item #60240 In the Wet. Nevil SHUTE.

In the Wet.

London: William Heinemann, 1953. [Adventure/romance] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.354. Elegantly hand-bound in half red calf over matching buckram sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, cream endpapers, neat bookseller ticket. A lovely fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. 'In The Wet' is Nevil Shute's speculative glance into the future of the British Empire. An elderly clergyman stationed in the Australian bush is called to the bedside of a dying derelict. In his delirium Stevie tells a story of England in 1983 through the medium of a squadron air pilot in the service of Queen Elizabeth II. Item #60240

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