THE GIRL IN A SWING (Two copies).
[London]: Allen Lane, . Octavo, boards. First edition. First printing with "Allen Lane" on the title page and with the main female character named Käthe. After they are married a couple have haunting and supernatural experiences related to the wife's past. "... the story is sustained by a rich backdrop of art, culture, and religion in which hints of the couple's impending tragedy are continually glimpsed. A surprising mature horror tale from an author best known for his animal fantasy epics..." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 6-2. - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 6-2. Filmed in 1988 with Meg Tilly. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket (priced £5.95) with some toning along the upper edge and a closed tear to the lower rear flap fold with some wrinkling to lower left corner. Accompanied by a fine copy of the second printing (not so identified) which changes the woman’s name from Käthe to Karin and drops "Allen Lane" from the title page. The jacket on this copy is nearly fine with mild toning along the edges. (23190). Item #23190