Very Good. New York: Bantam Books . Very Good. 1961. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. First edition thus. Tuck [The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, page 171 "A communist-backed politician seeks to rid Britain of U.S. nuclear bases, in order to form a dictatorship. Depicts a decaying society strangled in its own forms and formalities"]. Reginald 05451. 230 pages. VG copy [diagonal crease to the front cover, cheap text paper tanning]..
Octavo. Scarlet boards. Fine copy. Jacket has white portion of spine tanned, else fine. A near future novel of Britain under a dictatorship, unable to stop Soviet domination because it had given up its nuclear weapons. Basis of the 1962 film starring Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan, and Douglas Wilmer. The book and filmed caused something of a controversy because of its anti-CND stance. One writer called him a "fascist hyena". "Philip Toynbee described Fitzgibbon's politics as 'free-booting Poujadism' but praised him as 'a great admirer of style in life' and his writing as showing 'occasionally gusts of common sense'." Fitzgibbon was a commie in his youth but ended up a Tory.
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