Edition: First printing.
London: Faber & Faber, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning writer in which a child's game has disastrous consequences. "An old man returns to the scene of his seemingly ordinary suburban childhood. . . It is wartime and Stephen's friend Keith makes the momentous announcement that his mother is a German spy. The two boys begin to spy on the supposed spy, following her on her trips to the shops and to the post office, and reading her diary. Keith's mother does have secrets to conceal but they are not the ones the boys suspect." SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Whitbread Best Novel Award. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-571212867.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.