Title: Atonement of Ashley Morden. A novel. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Dodd, Mead, New York, 1964,
Seller ID: 101206
BODSWORTH, Fred. The Atonement of Ashley Morden. A novel. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1964). Second Printing. Pp. (12),3-468,(2). 8vo, olive green cloth with dark green title block to spine, top edge dyed dark green. Fred Bodsworth (b. October 11, 1918, Port Burwell, Ontario - d. September 15, 2012, Toronto) was a Canadian journalist, naturalist, and author of severalnovels. "Ashley Morden, a Canadian scientist, had reluctantly agreed to wo rk on a government project. When the novel opens, he was on the way to his assignment, flying over the vast subarctic wilderness in a jet piloted by Wing Commander Ron Dorkett. During an ice storm, the engines failed; a crashwas inevitable. Ash had to parachute alone into the snow-covered lake coun try. There, in pain and delirium, he thought he was being taken care of by Margo, the girl he had loved so long ago. He relived the past that involvedRon and Margo, that took him again on the bombing raids over Germany and t o the fatal act that was to give Ron the chance to destroy him. Now, after years of dedicated research, Ash had made the discovery responsible for hisgoing on the hated mission and his meeting with Ron. When Ash returned to consciousness, he realized that it was not Margo who had found him. It was Lilka, a German girl who had been brought up in the isolated northland by her war-twisted father. Elusive and beautiful, she was as much a part of thewild as the animals she knew so well. As the relationship between Ash and Lilka changed from fear and dependency to love, she revealed to him the secret of the wilderness -- a secret that could change the world." - from the dustjacket. Gift inscription inked to flyleaf, else very good in very lightly nicked, price-clipped, brightly-illustrated dustjacket. 15.00