Stranger in Primrose Lane


Author: Noel Streatfeild

Illustrator: Richard Floethe

STREATFEILD, Noel. The Stranger in Primrose Lane. Illustrated by Richard Floethe. NY: Random House [1941]. 8vo, [vi] 338pp. Gray cloth with spine stamped in navy and color pictorial label affixed to front. Color illustrated title plus 7 full-page color illustrations. Spine ends and corners a tad rubbed, slight discoloration at spine ends, endpapers a bit aged, sheets slightly so, else a clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (a bit aged, spine panel sunned with ends a bit chipped, ½” closed tear at top of front panel, ½” closed gouge at center of rear panel, faint white marking across front panel).

First edition. A captivating adventure novel from the author of Ballet Shoes, that follows two young children in World War II Britain who discover a German spy living in the abandoned house on their street. Written by Streatfeild between the third and fourth of the “shoes” books.