A Sour Apple Tree (inscribed to Hugh Lamb).

By: Blackburn, John

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Grading: VG+ copy.

Thriller/horror. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO UK HORROR ANTHOLOGIST HUGH LAMB/''Hugh & Sue, Best John & Joan (B)''. With Hugh's signature above and his initials HL rubber-stamped on the inside back cover.

''(1923-1993) UK writer and antiquarian book dealer, author of many novels whose ambience of Horror derives from a calculated use of material from several genres, including sf, often simultaneously; he was a sophisticated, commercial exploiter of Equipoise in fantastic fiction. Early books, such as his first, A Scent Of New-Mown Hay (1958; vt The Reluctant Spy 1966), A SOUR APPLE TREE (1958), Broken Boy (1959) and A Ring of Roses (1965; vt A Wreath of Roses 1965), tend to manipulate the patterns of espionage and thriller fiction to buttress and ultimately provide explanations for tales whose effects are fundamentally akin to Gothic horror and fantasy. '' John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition.

Title: A Sour Apple Tree (inscribed to Hugh Lamb).

Author Name: Blackburn, John


Edition: First paperback edition.

Publisher: Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, Middlesex.: 1963.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: VG+ copy.

Seller ID: 46721