Thursday, September 14, 2006
The House in The Valley was James Hanley's only novel under the pseudonym Patric Shone and is something of a rarity. This is the dustwrapper Gibbs was unable to see before publication of the bibliography, but the book itself is A35a.
This copy is signed "Patric Shone" in quite small script near the front ffep gutter; certainly an unusual location for a signature. It does however match the other signed copies I've seen as the S in Shone is an extension of the dot above the i in Patric.