Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 311 pages
Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1980.
First American edition in Near Fine condition with light foxing and some spine separation in a Near Fine dust-jacket with some wear, signed and inscribed by author P. D. James.
When she turned eighteen, Philippa Palfrey applied for a copy of her birth certificate to search for her biological parents. She finds that her birth mother is not what she had always imagined. With her mother's upcoming release from prison Philippa an alien world that could prove to be very dangerous because she isn't the only one interested in her mother's release.