DE BERNIÊRES, Louis (author). Emma CHICHESTER CLARK (illustrator. Station Jim. London; Harvill Secker. 2019.
8vo. Publisher's ivory-coloured boards, lettered gilt to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi] + 136; with 15 full-bleed coloured plates, and one vignette, by Emma Chichester Clark; fine and new.
First edition, first printing, signed in ink to the title-page by the author. A delightful story of a black-and-tan puppy, Jim, rescued by GWR railwayman 'Ginger' Leghorn, who becomes a hero in the town. Louis de Bernieres is, of course, best known for his historical novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1994), set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the German and Italian occupation of the Second World War.