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Beastmark the Spy written by Storer Clouston
1941 UK hardback first edition, first impression published by Blackwood in London
A solid book complete with dust jacket
The book has a previous owner name, couple of light marks and faults to boards
Nice clean contents, bright text block, square spine
The jacket is priced 8/6, slight nicks to edges and general light wear, bit of age tanning
The jacket may not be 1st issue so priced accordingly, just in case

Clouston is a Queen's Quorum listed author and this title appears in Hubin
For Sale at £79 (approx $126) *us4 - Delivery Information ~ Free & Subsidised ~ Please Check

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Scotland Expects - J Storer Clouston
1936 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Jenkins, London
A VG+ book sadly without dust wrapper
Front endpaper missing otherwise VG+
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tightly bound and square,
No publisher blurb so may not be detective fiction
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Brief Biography
Joseph Storer Clouston was born 1870 and died in 1944. His 1920 book Carrington's Cases is a Queen's Quorum title.

Sample
FEBRUARY in the Islands may be several kinds of month. Sometimes mild and sunny like a packet of weather stolen from Devon—and then they say the summer will be bleak and wet. Sometimes entirely foul; an orgy of gales with only a glimpse of the sun now and then—and then the summer prospects are better. This February was of a third and much rarer brand ; snow on the higher hilltops always, and often on the fields right down to the seashore; brilliant days of sunshine and blue seas, and then spells of Arctic cold and tearing winds.

It was latish on a dirty afternoon, promising to grow dirtier still, that His Majesty's armed trawler Westman Oak ploughed her lonely furrow out through the north isles, the cathedral spire of the ancient island capital -growing ever smaller and dimmer astern. There were white caps even in the sheltered sounds, and a lively lift when she opened the mouth of a sea-way leading to deep waters where the tempestuous seas outside charged in ; and all the while the wind rose and its cries grew

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