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The Silk Tontine

Standish, Robert

Verlag: Peter Davies, London, 1972
ISBN 10: 0432157204 / ISBN 13: 9780432157206
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Titel: The Silk Tontine

Verlag: Peter Davies, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1972

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Auflage: First Edition.


250 pages. 370 grams. This book is in good ex-library condition with associated markings and wear commensurate with previous use. Dust jacket has been liberated from unflattering library protective covering and exhibits some wear to extremities but front cover illustation of fresh-faced asian beauty is in good condition. Slight compression of spine. 'George Moreland's love of China is in sharp contrast to the distaste for the country and its people shown by his relentlessly English wife. Yet when a Chinese infant is left abandoned on their houseboat near Singapore they agree to adopt her, christen her Juliette and bring her up to Western ways. This happened in the 1914 days, before their lives had become inexorably complicated by the Silk Tontine which Moreland volunteered to run, little realising that by its constitution the tontine fund, established to provide post-war gratuities for Britishers serving with the forces, could not readily by distributed and so relieve him of his responsibilities - and his married life of a great burden. Helped by the financial genius of his old Chines friend, Mr Wing senior - Jellybelly to his intimates - George Moreland watches the value of the Tontine grow to vast dimensions, and still he cannot escape its clutches. In England and later in Switzerland the trust pursues him until, with a sagacity worthy of Jellybelly himself, Juliette resolves his crushing dilemma.' 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction, Modern First Editions.; ISBN: 0432157204. ISBN/EAN: 9780432157206. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001239. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001239

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