London: Souvenir Press, 1996, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author, without dedication, on the title page without provenance.
>From the cover: Modesty Blaise, one of the most popular fictional characters in the world, is back in top form in this thrilling collection of five stories, always aided by her faithful lieutenant Willie Garvin.
Followers of Modestys adventures will know that in her early days in Tangier she ran a highly efficient organisation known as The Network, whose existence was tacitly approved by the authorities. The first story, Bellman, sees her in her Network days, set on dealing with a piece of unfinished business, and from then on there is no stopping her. The Dark Angels finds her retired from The Network and allowing herself to be man…
In the Modesty Blaise series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little sunned at the margin of the upper panel.
Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 267 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
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