Guest in the House - Philip MacDonald 1956 - Herbert Jenkins, London - First English Edition, preceded by the 1955 Doubleday edition. First English edition in a bright , thus scarce, near fine dust jacket.

‘Colonel Ivor St. George, a former British Commando and now a pretty broke bloke, settles down in the household of the Goulds-Jeff whose life he had once saved, Mary whose welcome is less heartfelt. The reappearance of Victor, Mary's former husband who is blackmailing her and uses her (their) child as a vise, does much to increase the apprehension and tension here until St. George lives up to his name.... Debonair.’ [Kirkus Reviews]
  Octavo (book size 19.1 x 13 cm), pp. 190 [2 (publisher’s ads)]. Publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered in black, publisher’s device in black to rear boards. Dust jacket priced 10/6 net to lower corner of front flap.   Condition: Very good plus, a few light foxing spots to foredge and to endpapers, list of author’s books each with ink spot beside it (previous collector noting other titles they had), boards and spine in fine condition, in near fine dust jacket with no fading and only small and faint foxing blooms to flaps.   Ref: 109522   Price: HK$ 2,800