THE TRAVELLING MAN. [London]: Andre Deutsch, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Sequel to RANSOME REVISITED (1975). A young man facing a bleak future in a depopulated post-catastrophe England escapes with three others from their assigned job in a quarry to search for a community where, rumor has it, freedom exists. In this sequel he has shed his companions and travels north alone, seeking the "clever men" who have kept their secrets belong to the distant past. "This post-holocaust survival story is marked by tough-minded honesty in its depiction of the ways supposedly deprived youth manage to survive with self-respect and dignity fundamentally intact and continue to hope for a better life." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-691. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164703).
"First published 1976" on copyright page.