Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West

The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West. 1966 Viking, first edition, 435 pages. Dame Rebecca West was a feminist and socialist, novelist and critic. Her journalism was described in her New York Times obituary: "Her journalistic writings, particularly her accounts of the the Nuremberg war crimes trials and of World War II traitors, notably ''The Meaning of Treason' (1947), were described by one critic as ''reporting raised to the level of literature.'" The Birds Fall Down was her first novel after a ten-year hiatus in fiction writing, and is both philosophical and a spy thriller based on a true anecdote.

Condition: Jacket in acceptable condition, tears along corners and spine, book in VG condition with some bumps to the boards.

"For the last year or so everybody in the house had been eavesdropping whenever they had the chance."

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