Gangster Pie

By Robert Martin (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1958 by Hutchinson
Illustrated by Richard Kennedy
first edition wrapper. Click to enlarge
First edition dustwrapper
by Richard Kennedy
Hutchinson 1958
Ginger Pennylove writes a prize-winning essay - and the reward . . . an invitation to work in the kitchen of a famous Soho restaurant. Nothing could have pleased him more, for Ginger's passion was food. But then comes the moment when Ginger sees himself as a modern Sir Galahad. One of the trainee waiters is in trouble, deep trouble, with a tough called Big Tony . . .
First Edition:
Hardback with dustwrapper; pale blue boards, black blocking with vignette of Ginger's head on front board; 141pp; title page vignette and 18 decorative illustrations throughout; dustwrapper grey with sketched characters on front panel, small head logo on spine, rear shows sketches of the three main characters and introduction to the series; cover price 8s 6d.

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