The Tribe That Lost Its Head
by Nicholas Monsarrat
Cassell and Company, 1956, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear, some chips and tears, some insect holes along edges, (see photographs)
"The sign of the fish came to Pharamaul nearly two thousand years ago, brought perhaps by an apostle of Christ, wrecked on the northern extremity of that tear-shaped island five hundred miles off the south-west coast of Africa. The sign of the fish, a secret means of recognition for the persecuted Christians, stayed in the island of Pharamaul long after the religious teachings of the castaway had disappeared in the mists of time."