BARSTOW, Stan. A Kind of Loving. London: Michael Joseph, 1960.
8vo., publisher's black boards with lettering in gilt to spine; unclipped pictorial dust wrapper with design by Adrian Bailey; pp. 285, [iii]; a fine copy with just a few spots to end papers; jacket slightly toned with nicks, particularly to head and foot of spine, some vertical scratches and the odd damp spot, particuarly an area approximately 2cm wide to lower portion of upper cover; nonetheless retaining most of its colour.
First edition, signed by the author to the title page.
A classic 'Kitchen Sink' novel, which tells of love and loneliness in 1960's industrial England. The novel became part of a trilogy chroncicling the life of protagonist Victor Arthur Brown. It was later made into a 1962 film starring Alan Bates.