London : Secker & Warburg, 1954
First Edition in dust-jacket designed by Ronald Searle. 8vo (19cm). 288 pp. Original red boards; lettered in silver gilt on spine; interior clean and unmarked; Searle dust-jacket bright and unfaded, some chips and and a fold along edges; a very good copy.
Kitchin, born in Yorkshire, was a best-selling crime writer as well as a writer of literary fiction. Jumping Joan is a collection of short stories that range from the “uncanny and supernatural to stories of crime and horror”. – dust-jacket
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