Faber & Faber, London, 1944, illus the author
Lion’s Crouch is set in Cornwall, during the Second World War. Mary has been sent off to an aunt’s farm, together with her dog, Happysnapper. Thebook is told retrospectively, and so we know from the outset that it doesn’t end well for Happysnapper, but that Happysnapper dies defeating spies.
Many thanks to Martyn for the picture of the dustjacket.