Hardcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library copy with usual marks/distinctions. Pocket removed. 192 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1974. ISBN: 0060102462. George Hare has had a good life on the whole, though he tends to be more onlooker than participant, a very successful career as a travel agent that has allowed him to indulge his liking for travel; Sam Catto and his wife, Claire, for close friends and the great delight of watching their daughter, Sally, grow up; a few women though no passion. He has a ""hopeful heart,"" and that means each day is something he looks forward to. And to love having apparently passed him by, in his mid-thirties he happens into marriage at last because Lelila needs him and he enjoys being needed; it is a new feeling for him.