YAXLEY'S CAT. [London and Basingstoke]: Macmillan Children's Books, . Octavo, boards. First edition. "One of Westall’s finest works, the novella YAXLEY'S CAT deals with the plight of Rose and her two children, Timothy and Jane, as Rose attempts to escape from her domineering husband Philip. When Rose decides to rent a remote, broken-down cottage near the salt marshes in the isolated community of Cley-next-the-Sea, she begins to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Sepp Yaxley, the cottage’s former owner, which occurred 7 years earlier. A tale of the tensions between visiting outsiders and established rural communities, YAXLEY'S CAT is a fine example of what critics and readers now term 'folk horror,' firmly in the tradition established by Robin Hardy's seminal film 'The Wicker Man' (1973)." - Boyd White. Text block just a bit tanned, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with tiny scratch on front panel. A nice copy of this cheaply made book. (#160961).
"First published 1991 ..." on copyright page.