Trustee from the Toolroom. Nevil Shute.

Trustee from the Toolroom.

New York: William Morrow, 1960. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright, not priceclipped dust jacket. There are no names or markings to the book or the text. The plot of this novel hinges on the actions of a modest technical journalist, Keith Stewart, who is called upon to hide a metal box in his sister's and brother in law's sailing yacht, just before they plan to emigrate to Canada. The couple is lost at sea and Stewart who has become the trustee of the their daughter learns there is no money in the estate to care for their daughter. But there is evidence that Keith's brother-in-law has converted his wealth into diamonds to take with him abroad, to evade export and currency restrictions. The trustee's challenge is to locate the sunken yacht and see what was in the metal box he hid onboard. Item #21778

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