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All Night at Mr Stanyhurst's

All Night at Mr Stanyhurst's

by Hugh Edwards

Publisher Jonathan Cape

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  • UK First Edition
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  • Hardcover


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About the book

Jonathan Cape first published this tale of a corrupt eighteenth-century rake, mixed with nautical adventure and shipwreck in 1933. The book was re-issued in a New Library series in 1937 before disappearing from the public. Ian Fleming first wrote to Cape requesting a copy as early as 1949, long before his debut as the James Bond novelist. The book was so scarce that Cape forwarded their own file copy, which Fleming returned in February 1950 whilst urging the publisher to reprint. Following his success as a thriller writer himself, and after several times of asking, Cape did eventually re-issue this 'lost ' book by the shadowy, unsung author, with a brand new introduction from Fleming, intended to increase sales. Gilbert B5a (1).

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About the Author

Hugh Edwards

Hugh Edwards was the author of four other books, Sangoree (1932), Crack of Doom (1934), Helen Between Cupids (1935) and Macaroni (1938), all from Cape except the last, which was published by Geoffrey Bles. All Night at Mr Stanyhurst’s was also turned into a radio play by a friend of the author, Commander E.J. King-Bull and broadcast on the cultural BBC Third Programme on 14 March 1954, with three repeats that year.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1963., 1963. Pp.197. First edition thus. Publisher's textured cloth-effect paper over boards, with gilt titles to the spine, in pictorial dust-wrapper. Spine a little sunned, otherwise a beautiful unclipped jacket; near fine. This copy is from the library of Woodrow Wyatt and has a paste down bookplate to FEP

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