Thomas Hinde The Day the Call Came

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'It would be hard to imagine a novel more quietly terrifying than this sunlit nightmare of a book.' - Robert Baldick, Daily Telegraph

'[A]s profound as anything put out by names like Graham Greene, Patrick White and the rest. This establishes Thomas Hinde as one of our finest and most individual novelists. A superb book - deep, rapid, thrilling, disturbing.' - Anthony Burgess

'The cleverest book I have read this year . . . a macabre high comedy by an author whose lynx-eyed social observation is matched by his power to bring forth nightmares in broad daylight.' - Irving Wardle, The Observer

The hero of Thomas Hinde's classic of paranoia is Harry Bale, a married father of two with a house in the suburbs and a penchant for gardening. Affable and mild-mannered, he is to all outward appearance perfectly ordinary. No one-not even his wife-knows what he is really up to. Harry is awaiting a call from his superiors on the radio transmitter hidden beneath the attic floorboards. There are signs the call will come soon: he has begun to receive sinister messages by letter and telephone, and he thinks he has uncovered a monstrous conspiracy involving his neighbours. But when one day the call finally does come and Harry receives his deadly assignment, nothing will ever be the same again. . . .

Frightening in its implications and darkly humorous in its execution, Thomas Hinde's thriller The Day the Call Came (1964) earned rave reviews on its initial appearance but has been long out of print. This edition features a new introduction by Ramsey Campbell and the original jacket art by Victor Reinganum.

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Thomas Hinde (Sir Thomas Chitty, Bart., though he prefers his writing name) was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, an English seaside resort. The son of a boys' school head- master, he attended his father's school until he was twelve, then transferred to Winchester College, a more prestigious "public" school. Undecided about his future after school, he chose the Royal Navy as a career, but soon realized his mistake. After three years of service he went to University College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. He began writing his first novel, MR. NICHOLAS, while teaching a farmer's two children. Mr. Nicholas was pub- lished in 1952 and widely admired. While working at a job driving the Big Dipper at the Battersea Fun Fair he became engaged to his future wife, Susan Chitty, who was working in the Fair's children's zoo. Susan has since become a fashion journalist, novelist in her own right and the writer of a number of biographies including those of Edward Lear, Gwen John and Anna Sewell—author of BLACK BEAUTY. After his marriage Hinde worked for two years measur- ing the houses of London for rating. For the next seven years (1953-60) he worked as a public relations officer for the Shell Petroleum Company. While working for Shell he wrote his second novel, HAPPY AS LARRY, published in 1957. Between 1961 and 1980, Hinde wrote and published thirteen critically-acclaimed novels. In this period Hinde also taught writing for two years at the University of Illinois, and as a professor for one year at Boston University. In 1975-76 he, his wife and two of their little girls, Miranda (7) and Jessica (3) walked and rode donkies from western Spain to Northern Greece, a journey which led to their jointly written THE GREAT DONKEY WALK. Since then Hinde has written a number of historical books including a biography of Capability Brown, various other natural history books including a history of British forests and the histories of half a dozen schools including IMPS OF PROMISE, about King's School Canterbury.

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This establishes Thomas Hinde as one of our finest and most individual novelists. A superb book---deep, rapid, thrilling, disturbing. --Anthony Burgess

It would be hard to imagine a novel more quietly terrifying than this sunlit nightmare of a novel. --THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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