The Boy on Platform One - Victor CanningLondon: Heinemann, 1981, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Previous owners' name to the first blank.
From the cover: “A young London boy has a unique gift for the effortless memorizing of words. As his father, proprietor of a small shop selling secondhand books and antiques, uneasily uses Peter’s gift for commercial gain, the apparatus of State Security steps in to exploit it for more sinister ends.
Competing pressures from the adult world create, unknowingly for Peter, a situation of mortal danger from which only luck and the resilience and sane instincts of youth offer a possible line of escape.
Victor Canning, a master of the genre, has written another story of adventure and intrigue with a sharply contrasted background divided between the streets of Paddington and the tranquil countryside of Devon and Cornwall.”