Alarms and Diversions - UK 1st
Alarms and Diversions
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1957.
Apart from slight fading of pink to the jacket spine, this is an excellent copy of a selection from twenty years of Thurber's pieces for The New Yorker.
Full of mock wild-despair, as when describing being trapped at a party by a bullying editor: ..."I tried to wrench a tray of Martinis from a man in a white coat, but he would only let me have one."
Includes the brilliant "The White Rabbit Caper", a childrens' story in the style of hard-boiled detective fiction.