Jack’s Return Home - Ted Lewis 1970 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition Scarce first edition of the first novel in the Jack Carter trilogy. Considered one of the finest British crime novels to ever be written and the basis for the legendary London gangster film ‘Get Carter’ starring Michael Caine.   Provenance: With ownership stamp of Carol Blake to front free endpaper.

Ted Lewis (1940-1982) Born in Manchester, England, Ted Lewis (1940-1982) spent most of his youth in Barton-upon-Humber in the north of England. After graduating from Hull Art School, Lewis moved to London and first worked in advertising before becoming an animation specialist, working on the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. His novels are the product of his lifelong fascination with the criminal lifestyle of London's Soho district and the down-and-out lifestyle of the English factory town. Lewis' novels pioneered the British noir school. He authored nine novels, the second of which was famously adapted in 1971 as the now iconic Get Carter, which stars Michael Caine.

Octavo (book size 20.4x13.8cm), pp. 224. In publisher’s black cloth, spine lettered in silver. Dust jacket, lower corner of front flap with priced ‘30s. net £1.50’ and offsetting from ownership stamp, light colour touch-up to spine ends and upper corner of front flap
  Condition: Fine, in very good good dust jacket with unnecessary colour touch-up to spine ends and upper corner of front flap.   Ref: 110558   Price: HK$ 8,000