New York: Pantheon Books, 1956.
Illustrated by Anne Marie Jauss dust jacket. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. Item #15150
Top edge foxing, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket spine sun, light edgewear, light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "Compassion and humor mingle in this beautifully wrought story of a London neighborhood whose hearth is the teashop where their lives converge. The book's title, as well as the key to its overtones, comes from the teashop's mascot, a plaster bulldog named for Beowulf, the heroic figure of the Anglo-Saxon epic of hardihood and valor. Beowulf is England's story during World War II." First US Edition, First Printing of this striking novel of common Londoners during the Blitz. ; 201 pages.