A Season in Sinji
Dust jacket of first edition - 1967
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Preceded by||A Day in Summer|
|Followed by||The Harpole Report|
Like all of Carr's novels it contains a strong element of personal experience: Carr spent time as an intelligence officer in the Royal Air Force during the war stationed at RAF Bathurst (now called Banjul) in the Gambia in west Africa, and he was a keen cricketer. In an interview with Vogue magazine in 1986, Carr described this novel as his "best one" and "a novel written with passion". The publishers paid an advance of £125. The novel is now published by The Quince Tree Press, which was established by Carr in 1966 to publish his illustrated maps and small books.
- 1967 Alan Ross Limited
- 1976 Quartet Books ISBN 0-7043-1098-8
- 1985 Penguin Books ISBN 0-14-006919-4
- 2003 Quince Tree Press ISBN 1-904016-08-1
- Rogers, B. (2003). The Last Englishman. The life of J.L. Carr. London: Aurum Press. ISBN 1-85410-838-7
- Carr. J.L. (1990). The First Saturday in May. In: Fine Glances. A Connoiseur's Cricket Anthology ed. Tom Graveney & Mike Seabrook. London: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-71025-7
- Simpson, Helen (1986) The Mysterious J.L. Carr. A twenty-first anniversary portrait. Vogue May 1986, Vol. 143, No. 2268, pp 84-88
- Carr, J.L. (1983). A double life in literature. The Author Vol 44, No 4, pages 102 - 104.
- Carr, J.L. (1987). An inventory and a history of the Quince Tree Press to mark its 21st year and the sale of its 500,000th small book. August 1987. Kettering: The Quince Tree Press.