Binding is hardcover. Pages are tight and clean. No structural damage to binding or hinges. There is light shelfwear and rubbing to the boards. Library discard with usual attachments/marks. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pocket removed. 287 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0385026293. A tall handsome woman stands at a London tube station staring into the dark tunnel mouth. Clarissa Maynard sees nothing ahead of her but years of boredom and self-dislike; for a moment she is shaken in her English resolve to carry on. It is 1928 and we wait anxiously at the edge of her world. Then the train rocks into its slot and that world begins to quicken.