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SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : DEATH UNDER SAIL.
London : William Heinemann, (1932). First edition. His first novel – a murder mystery set on the Norfolk Broads. “Dr. Snow is better known for his research work among the elusive vitamins; in fact, this is his first thriller, and the outcome of a brief holiday on the Broads after a particularly arduous spell of work. Although there is nothing laboured or academic about the yarn, he has obviously brought his scientific spirit to bear upon it, for the plot is as watertight as a good yacht should be. As might be expected, however, some of the characters are doctors and these are portrayed particularly well. Amateur yachtsmen who wish to dispose of an unwelcome skipper, and connoisseurs of detective fiction will find this tale much to their liking” (Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 14th July 1932).
SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : THE NEW MEN.
London : Faber & Faber, 1954. First edition. The uncommon fifth book in the “Strangers and Brothers”series – a key modern novel concerning the discovery of atomic fission and its consequences.
SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : HOMECOMINGS.
London : Macmillan & Co., 1956. First edition. The sixth novel in the “Strangers and Brothers” sequence, taking Lewis Eliot through the war years, from Munich in 1938, via the end of one marriage and the beginning of another, to the unsettled post-war years.
SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : THE CONSCIENCE OF THE RICH.
London : Macmillan & Co., 1958. First edition.The seventh novel of Snow’s “Strangers and Brothers” sequence, although, as Snow notes, “This book is appearing out of place; it should really come second”. The Anglo-Jewish aristocracy in the years before Munich.
SNOW, C.P. (Charles Percy Snow, 1st Baron), 1905-1980 : CORRIDORS OF POWER.
London : Macmillan & Co., (1964). First edition. The ninth – and probably the best known – of Snow’s “Strangers and Brothers” sequence.
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