MORTIMER, John. Methuen Modern Plays.
Title: Five Plays. The Dock Brief, What Shall We Tell Caroline?, I Spy, Lunch House, Collect Your Hand Baggage. First Thus Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Methuen, London, 1970, ISBN:0416127606
Seller ID: 109648
MORTIMER, John. Five Plays. The Dock Brief, What Shall We Tell Caroline?, ISpy, Lunch House, Collect Your Hand Baggage. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., ( 1970). First thus printing. Pp. (6),-201,(7). Small 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A Methuen Modern Play. "This is a collection of John Mortimer's shorter stage plays, all of which have appeared in other volumes which are now out of print. They are: 'The Dock Brief,' 'What Shall We Tell Caroline?,' 'I Spy,' 'Lunch Hou and 'Collect Your Hand Baggage.' In his introduction the author says: 'I have attempted , in these comedies, tochart the tottering course of British middle-class attitudes and decline. My choice of such a subject was dictated by myself, my childhood and suche ducation as I was able to gather from the shell-shocked veterans of the 1914 War... You can only work within that narrow seam which penetrates to the depths of your past.'" - from the dustjacket. "Inspection Copy" stamp from the Caribbean Book Centre, Kingston, to front pastedown, else very good in lightly rubbed, edgeworn, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00