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The Icarus Girl
by  The Icarus Girl Oyeyemi  
Publisher Bloomsbury
Published Date 3 January 2005
ISBN 0747575487
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine unread condition. Signed by Helen Oyeyemi directly on the title page in black pen. Slight shelfwear to lower edge of dustjacket in places.
Synopsis< 'Stop looking to belong, half-and-half child. Stop. There is nothing, there is only me, and I have caught you.' Jessamy Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of an extraordinary and powerful imagination, she spends hours writing haikus, reading Shakespeare, or simply hiding in the dark warmth of the airing cupboard. As the half-and-half child of an English father and a Nigerian mother, Jess just can't shake the feeling of being alone wherever she goes, and the other kids in ......more
 
 
     
The Gone-Away World - SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED IN SLIPCASE
by  Nick Harkaway  
Publisher William Heinemann
Published Date 5 June 2008
ISBN 9780434019298
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£30.00
Limited edition of 1000 in slipcase. First edition first printing. Signed and numbered. Very fine unread condition - still sealed in publishers shrinkwrap. Published 5th June 2008.
Keynote
The literary debut of 2008 - A wildly entertaining novel, introducing a bold new voice that combines antic humor (think Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut) with a stunning futuristic vision (a la A Clockwork Orange and 1984) to give us an electrifyingly original tale of love, friendship and the apocalypse.
Description
The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it’s on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is ......more
 
 
     
The Enchantress of Florence
by  Salman Rushdie  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 3 April 2008
ISBN 9780224061636
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Fine/fine new unread condition.
Synopsis
A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself 'Mogor dell'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess, the youngest sister of Akbar's grandfather Babar: Qara Koz, 'Lady Black Eyes', a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who is taken captive first by an Uzbek warlord, then by the Shah of Persia, and finally becomes the lover of a ......more
 
 
     
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by  Mark Haddon  
Publisher David Fickling
Published Date May 2003
ISBN 0385605870
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£29.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by Mark Haddon directly on the title page. Near fine/Near fine new unread condition. Some bumping to top corners of book and dustjacket.
Synopsis
Christopher is 15 and has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he finds a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it. ...more
 
 
     
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by  Mark Haddon  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 1 May 2003
ISBN 0224063782
First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/near fine unread condition. Slight bumping to dustjacket corners and some shelfwear to dustjacket.
Synopsis
Christopher is 15 and has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. He is obsessed with maths, science and Sherlock Holmes but finds it hard to understand other people. When he finds a dead dog on a neighbour's lawn he decides to solve the mystery and write a detective thriller about it....more
 
 
     
The Bridges of Madison County
by  Robert James Waller  
Publisher William Heinemann
Published Date 13 September 1993
ISBN 0434001171
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition thus. Signed twice by Waller on the ffep and the half-title page! Fine/near fine - slight bruising to top right hand dustjacket corner.
...more
 
 
     
The Bone Clocks - signed first edition first printing.
by  David Mitchell  
Publisher Sphere
Published Date 2 September 2014
ISBN 9780340921609
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£20.00
Hardback in dustjacket. Signed by David Mitchell in black pen directly on the 4th free page from the front of the book. Brand new - very fine/very fine - first edition/first printing....more
 
 
     
The Big Man
by  William McIlvanney  
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Published Date 1985
ISBN 0340366893
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£11.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. Fine/fine. Not price-clipped - shows price of £8.95. Signed by author on the front free endpaper. Pages tanned as is usual with this title due to paper stock used.
Synopsis
The big man is Dan Scoular, legend of physical prowess in a decaying Ayrshire mining community. When a bare-knuckle fight offers both money and a purpose, he finds it turns into a monumental struggle to keep his heritage and integrity intact. ...more
 
 
     
The Art of Fielding
by  Chad Harbach  
Publisher Fourth Estate
Published Date 5 January 2012
ISBN 9780007374441
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£16.99
Signed by the author directly on the title page. First edition/first printing. Fine/fine new unread condition. Publisher's removable 'signed by the author' sticker on the front cover.
Product Description
In The Art of Fielding, we see young men who know that their four years on the baseball diamond at Westish College are all that remain of their sporting careers. Only their preternaturally gifted fielder, Henry Skrimshander, seems to have the chance to keep his dream – and theirs, vicariously – alive, until a routine throw goes disastrously off course, and the fates of five people are upended.
After his throw threatens to ruin his roommate Owen’s future, Henry’s fight ......more
 
 
     
The Angel's Game.
by  Carlos Ruiz Zafon  
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published Date 1 June 2009
ISBN n/a
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£64.99

Limited edition in slipcase - no dustwrapper as issued. Signed by the author on a limitation page - limitation of 1000. Very fine new condition - still sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap.

Product Description
In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man - David Martin - makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house are letters hinting at the mysterious death ......more

 
 
     
Sweet Tooth
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 23 August 2012
ISBN 978-0224097376
First Edition   First Printing  
£18.99
Hardback in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Fine/fine brand new condition.
Product Description
Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere.
Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a 'secret mission' which brings her into the literary ......more
 
 
     
Solar
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 18 March 2010
ISBN 9780224090490
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99

Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Very fine/very fine new unread condition. In stock - will be shipped on and after publisher's emabrgo date of March 18th 2010.

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and ......more

 
 
     
Shalimar The Clown
by  Salman Rushdie  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 1 September 2005
ISBN 0224061615
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Vey fine/very fine new unread condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis:
Los Angeles, 1991. Maximilian Ophuls, one of the makers of the modern world, is knifed to death in broad daylight on the doorstep of his illegitimate daughter India, slaughtered by his Kashmiri driver, a mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar the Clown. The dead man is a World War II Resistance hero, a man of formidable intellectual ability and much erotic appeal, a former United States ambassador to India, and subsequently America's counter-terrorism chief. The murder looks at first like a political assassination but turns out to be ......more
 
 
     
Saturday
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 24 January 2005
ISBN 0224072994
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£19.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/near fine new unread condition. Signed by Ian Mcewan on the title page. Not price-clipped - shows price of £17.99.
Synopsis
Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind, a newspaper lawyer, and proud father of two grown-up children, one a promising poet, the other a talented blues musician. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city, its ......more
 
 
     
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
by  Paul Torday  
Publisher Orion Books
Published Date 8 February 2007
ISBN 0297851586
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£12.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Signed directly on the title page by the author. Very fine/very fine new unread condition.
Synopsis
This is the story of Dr Alfred Jones, a fisheries scientist - for whom diary notable events include the acquisition of a new electric toothbrush and getting his article on caddis fly larvae published in 'Trout and Salmon' - who finds himself reluctantly involved in a project to bring salmon fishing to the Highlands of the Yemen ... a project that will change his life, and the course of British political history forever.
With a wickedly wonderful cast of characters - including a visionary Sheikh, a weasely spin doctor, Fred's devilish wife and a few ......more
 
 
     
Remember Me
by  Trezza Azzopardi  
Publisher Macmillan
Published Date 20 February 2004
ISBN 0330493450
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£13.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Very fine/very fine new unread condition. Signed directly on the title page by Trezza Azzopardi.
Synopsis
Synopsis: Lillian would say she's no trouble, content to let hte days go by, minding her own business and bothering no one. She'd rather not recall the past and, at 72, doesn't see much point in thinking too much about the future. But when her closed existence is suddenly shattered by a random act of violence committed by a young girl, Lillian is catapulted abruptly out of her exile. Robbed of everything she owns, she embarks on a journey to find the thief -- but soon finds that what began ...more
 
 
     
Politics
by  Adam Thirwell  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 28 May 2003
ISBN 0224071041
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£14.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine condition. Signed by the author directly on the title page.
Synopsis
...more
 
 
     
On Chesil Beach
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 5 April 2007
ISBN 9780224081184
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£24.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. Fine/fine new unread condition. Signed by the author.
Synopsis:
It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come..."On Chesil Beach" is another masterwork from Ian McEwan - a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken. ...more
 
 
     
Omeros
by  Derek Walcott  
Publisher Faber and Faber
Published Date 17 September 1990
ISBN 0571160700
First Edition   First Printing  
£49.99
Fine book in fine dustjacket. Not price-clipped - shows price of £17.50. Some dustiness to top page block. Slight edgewear to dustjacket. Spine firm and straight. No previous owner inscriptions.
Synopsis
There are two currents of history in the author's poem, the visible history charted in events - the tribal losses of the American Indian and the tragedy of African enslavement - and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile...more
 
 
     
Number9dream
by  David Mitchell  
Publisher Sceptre
Published Date 15 March 2001
ISBN 0340739762
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£99.99
First edition first printing. Trade paperback (no hardback version issued). VG+. Signed by the author along with his customary squiggle and the Sceptre logo turned into face smoking a cigarette. Has also written 'London'. Read once copy.
Synopsis
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