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A Handful of Rice.

By: Allister, William

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, UK, Secker & Warburg.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20161

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 288 pp. Green cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on spine. A novel based in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Malaya and founded in part on the author's own life after his capture in the fall of Hong Kong. Interesting to note that the author kept a copious dairy of prison life, meticulously guarding it all through his trials only to have a friend unwittingly toss it into the ocean two days before liberation. The book shows minor dust soiling of the text block head edge and like (very minor) wear on the spine ends. The unclipped dust jacket is lightly soiled on ... View more info