Flamingo Feather




van der Post, Laurens. New York: William Morrow & Co (1955). First American Edition. Marbled boards with cloth spine. 341 pp. Note in pencil to front free endpaper. Dust jacket has small chips and tears. A clean, attractive book. “Flamingo Feather tells of Pierre de Beauvilliers, a cultured South African of Dutch descent. De Beauvilliers is young and ardent, experienced in war, somewhat withdrawn in peace. He lives comfortably and alone, still attracted to the lovely young English girl who left Africa years before . . . who has never quite gone from his heart. Abruptly, Pierre’s quiet pattern is shattered. The mood of Africa changes. He is catapulted into desperate conflict with an intangible enemy — a suave, vicious antagonist who makes himself known in strange places by sudden death. A brutal murder . . . a chance clue . . . and Pierre senses a devastating threat to the Africa he loves. He and just one other man have the hunter’s instinct, the deep companionship, the love of country that give them an outside chance to crack the conspiracy of terror before irreparable damage has been done. ” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.