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Wilt in Nowhere
by  Tom Sharpe  
Publisher Hutchinson
Published Date September 2004
ISBN 0092799457
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£29.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by the author in black pen directly on the title page. Near fine/near fine new unread condition.
Synopsis
Henry Wilt is back! In a major publishing event, one of Britain's finest living writers returns with his greatest creation. Brilliantly written and bitingly funny, Tom Sharpe's indefatigable hero is pitted against the vices of an aristocratic pervert, the merciless greed of a politician's wife and the seedy underbelly of Britain's medical facilities, deftly exposing the farcical realities of small-town England and America. The author, Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his ......more
 
 
     
White Teeth
by  Zadie Smith  
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Published Date 27 January 2000
ISBN 024113997x
First Edition   First Printing  
£24.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG/VG used condition. No previous owner inscriptions. Some bumping to corners and spine ends. Slight lean to spine. Few marks to page edges/one page corner. Tiny closed tear to one coe corner of dustjacket. Not price-clipped - shows price of 12.99.
Synopsis
In the author's words, this is "an attempt at a comic family epic of Little England into which an explosion of ethnic colour is injected", telling the story of three families, one Indian, one white, one mixed, in North London and Oxford from World War II to now. ...more
 
 
     
West of Sunset
by  Dirk Bogarde  
Publisher Allen Lane
Published Date August 1984
ISBN 071391632x
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£25.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. Fine/fine. Signed by Dirk Bogarde diectly on the title page. 'Angela, Dirk Bogarde xxx'. Picture of signature available on request. Book not price-clipped - shows price of 8.95.
Synopsis
Set amidst the gaudy wastes of Los Angeles, this is a savage, funny and romantic story about the power of Hugo Arlington, a celebrated writer, to destroy people, even from beyond the grave. ...more
 
 
     
Vernon God Little
by  D. B. C. Pierre  
Publisher Faber and Faber
Published Date 20 January 2003
ISBN 0571215157
First Edition   First Printing  
£28.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine. New unread condition. Slight pinching/creasing to the dustjacket at the base of the spine.
Synopsis
Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little is in trouble, and it has something to do with the recent massacre of 16 students at his high school. Soon, the quirky backwater of Martirio, barbecue capital of Texas, is flooded with wannabe CNN hacks, eager for a scapegoat. ...more
 
 
     
Until I Find You
by  John Irving  
Publisher Bloomsbury
Published Date 1 August 2005
ISBN 0747579903
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£57.99
Hardback book industjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Very scarce signed as Irving signed very copies on his promotional trip to the UK.
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Umbrella
by  Will Self  
Publisher Bloomsbury
Published Date 16 August 2012
ISBN 978-1408820148
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£18.99
Hardback in dustjacket. Signed first edition/first printing. Fine/fine brand new.
Umbrella takes up the challenge of Modernism by going back to the source the industrial madness of World War One, weaving together a dense tapestry of consciousness and lived life across an entire century.
Maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner arrives at Friern Hospital, a vast Victorian mental asylum in North London, under a professional and a marital cloud. He has every intention of avoiding controversy, but then he encounters Audrey Death, a working-class girl from Fulham born in 1890 who has been immured in Friern for decades.
A socialist, a feminist and a munitions worker at the Woolwich ......more
 
 
     
The Welsh Girl
by  Peter Ho Davies  
Publisher Sceptre
Published Date 3 May 2007
ISBN 9780340938256
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£27.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by the author by way of a specially produced bookplate affixed to the title page. Near fine/near fine new unread condition. Some bruising to book and dustjacket at the top of the spine. A few marks and scratches to the front boards. One of the Man Booker Dozen 2007
Synopsis
In 1944, a German Jewish refugee is sent to Wales to interview Rudolf Hess; in Snowdonia, a seventeen-year-old girl, the daughter of a fiercely nationalistic shepherd, dreams of the bright lights of an English city; and in a nearby POW camp, a German soldier struggles to reconcile his surrender with his sense of honour. As their lives intersect, all three will come to ......more
 
 
     
The Wasp Factory
by  Iain Banks  
Publisher Macmillan
Published Date 16 February 1984
ISBN 0333363809
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£119.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very good/Near fine. Book has slight lean from reading. No previous owner inscriptions. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Signed by Iain Banks directly on the title page.
Synopsis
Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outsIde a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In the bizarre daily rituals there is some solace. But when news comes of Eric's escape from the ......more
 
 
     
The Tenth Man
by  Graham Greene  
Publisher The Bodley Head
Published Date 1985
ISBN 037030831x
First Edition   First Printing  
£4.99
First edition. Near fine/near fine. Not price-clipped - shows price of 6.95. A couple of dust marks to lower page edges. A few suface scratches to the dustjacket. No previous owner inscriptions. Some yellowing to dustjacket colour....more
 
 
     
The Steep Approach to Garbadale (Signed Limited Edition in slipcase)
by  Iain Banks  
Publisher Little Brown
Published Date 1 March 2007
ISBN 9780316027786
Signed   First Edition   First Printing   Limited Edition
£41.99
Hardback book in slipcase. Limited edition. No dustjacket as issued. Signed and numbered by Banks directly on the page. Limited to 1000 copies.
Synopsis
Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair and a multi-million pound gaming business lie at the heart of Iain Banks' fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built their fortune on a board game called Empire! ? now a wildly successful computer game. So successful the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the Wopulds out. Young renegade Alban, who has been evading the family tentacles for the last few years, thinks Spraint should be treated with suspicion ? but he also has other things on his mind. What drove his mother to take her ......more
 
 
     
The Road.
by  Cormac McCarthy  
Publisher Picador
Published Date 3 November 2006
ISBN 033044753x
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£125.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by way of a publisher bookplate affixed to the title page. This is a first edition FIRST printing. With no signed copies of the American edition seemingly available on the internet this is a very scarce item indeed.
Synopsis
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged, nuclear landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is grey. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don?t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands ......more
 
 
     
The Road
by  Cormac McCarthy  
Publisher Picador
Published Date 3 November 2006
ISBN 033044753x
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£95.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by way of a publisher bookplate affixed to the title page. This is a first edition SECOND printing. With no signed copies of the American edition seemingly available on the internet this is a very scarce item indeed.
Synopsis
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged, nuclear landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is grey. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don?t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless ......more
 
 
     
The Raw Shark Texts
by  Steven Hall  
Publisher Canongate
Published Date 1 March 2007
ISBN 1841959022
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£18.99
Hardback book - no dustjacket as issed. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by the author on the title page.
Synopsis
Eric Sanderson wakes up in a place he doesn't recognise, unable to remember who he is. Attacked by a force he cannot see and confronted with memories he cannot ignore, Eric discovers he is being hunted by a psychic predator, a shark. This creature may exist only in his mind, but it soon starts making some very real appearances in his world. Loaded with letters from his past self, each signed 'With regret and also hope, The First Eric Sanderson', Eric embarks on a quest to recover his life. A love story, an adventure, a psychological drama - this wild, touching, ......more
 
 
     
The People's Act of Love.
by  James Meek  
Publisher Canongate
Published Date 7 July 2005
ISBN 1841956546
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£17.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Book and dustjacket in fine new unread condition. Slight creasing/piching to book and dustjacket at the spine ends as is the norm with this title. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis
Siberia 1919. In the outer reaches of a country recently torn apart by civil war live a small Christian sect and its enigmatic leader, Balashov. Stationed nearby is a regiment of Czech soldiers, desperate to get home but on the losing side if the recent conflict. Uncertainty prevails. Into this isolated community trudges Samarin, an escapee from Russia's northernmost gulag. Immediately apprehended, he is brought before Captain Matula, the regiment's ......more
 
 
     
The Observations
by  Jane Harris  
Publisher Faber and Faber
Published Date 6 April 2006
ISBN 0571223354
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£12.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Book and dustjacket in very fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis:
So there I was with two pens, my two titties, Charles Dickens, two slice of bread and a blank book at the end of my first day in the middle of nowhere. Except as it turned out it wasn't quite the end ...Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her not-so-innocent past in Glasgow, Bessy Buckley - the wide-eyed Irish heroine of "The Observations" - takes a job as a maid in a big house outside Edinburgh working for the beautiful Arabella. Bessy is intrigued by her new employer, but puzzled by her increasingly strange requests and her ......more
 
 
     
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break.
by  Steven Sherrill  
Publisher Canongate
Published Date 28 April 2003
ISBN 1841953989
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very fine/very fine new unread condition. First UK edition first printing. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis
Five thousand years on and the Minotaur, or M as he is known to his colleagues, is working as a line chef at Grub's Rib in the American Deep South. He has been reduced from a monster with an appetite for human flesh to a broken creature with very human needs....more
 
 
     
The Long Song
by  Andrea Levy  
Publisher Headline
Published Date 4 February 2010
ISBN 9780755359400
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£18.99

Hardback in pictorial boards. No dustjacket as issued. Signed by the authpor directly on the title page. Very fine new unread condition.
Product Description
You do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publishing this book, tells me, it is customary at this place in a novel to give the reader a little taste of the story that is held within these pages. As your storyteller, I am to convey that this tale is set in Jamaica during the last turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed.
July is a slave girl who lives upon a sugar plantation named Amity and it is her life that is the subject of this tale. She was there when the Baptist War ......more

 
 
     
The Little Stranger
by  Sarah Waters  
Publisher Virago
Published Date 4 June 2009
ISBN 9781844086016
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£16.99

Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Very fine/very fine new unread condition.
Product Description
After her award-winning trilogy of Victorian novels, Sarah Waters turned to the 1940s and wrote THE NIGHT WATCH, a tender and tragic novel set against the backdrop of wartime Britain. Shortlisted for both the Orange and the Man Booker, it went straight to number one in the bestseller chart. In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens ......more

 
 
     
The Lady and the Unicorn
by  Tracy Chevalier  
Publisher HarperCollins
Published Date 1 September 2003
ISBN 0007140908
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£12.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/near fine. New unread condition. Dustjacket has a couple of surface scratches to the rear that are visible in acertain light.
Synopsis
The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning. Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers, artists, merchants and apprentices were involved in their making, and behind them were the wives, daughters and servants who exercised influences over their men. Like ......more
 
 
     
The innocent
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 1990
ISBN 0224027832
First Edition   First Printing  
£14.99
First Edition first printing. Hardback book in dustjacket. VG/VG. Some creasing to edges of dustjacket. Slight bumping to corners and spine ends. No previous owner inscriptions. Not price-clipped - shows price of 12.95.
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