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Austerlitz
by  W. G. Sebald  
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Published Date 4 October 2001
ISBN 0241141257
First Edition   First Printing  
£29.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG+/VG. Not price-clipped - dustjacket shows price of £16.99. Some bumping to book and dustjacket to top front corner and slight bumping to dustjacket at rear corners. Slight pincing and creasing to book and dustjacket at spine ends. Some creasing to dustjacket along the rear lower edge. Pages appear untouched - bright white
Synopsis
This is the true story of Jacque Austerlitz, sent to Wales on the last Kindertransport from Europe on the eve of the World War II. He is adopted by Welsh Calvanists who decide to remove any trace of his true origins. Eventually, he embarks on a journey that takes him back to pre-war Europe. ...more
 
 
     
Austerlitz
by  W. G. Sebald  
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Published Date 4 October 2001
ISBN 0241141257
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£250.00
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG+/VG+ used condition. Small bump at the base of the spine. Some shelfwear to dustjacket. Diagonal surface scratch to dustjacket visible in certain light. No previous owner incsriptions. not price-clipped - shows price of £16.99. Signed by W. G. Sebald directly on the title page. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. The author's tragic death in a car accident not long after the publication of this title makes signed copies especially dear
Synopsis
This is the true story of Jacque Austerlitz, sent to Wales on the last Kindertransport from Europe on the eve of the World War II. He is adopted by Welsh Calvanists who decide to remove any ......more
 
 
     
Atonement
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 20 September 2001
ISBN 0224062522
First Edition   First Printing  
£14.99
Hardback book in dustjacket. First edition first printing. VG/Vg used condition. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Spine slightly cocked. Some bumping to corners. Some shelfwear. No previous owner inscriptions.<br>
Synopsis
A story that begins with three young people in the garden of a country house on the hottest day of 1935, and ends with three profoundly changed lives. A depiction of love and war, class, childhood and England, that explores shame and forgiveness, atonement and the possibility of absolution. ...more
 
 
     
Amsterdam
by  Ian McEwan  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 27 August 1998
ISBN 0-224-05170-9
First Edition   First Printing  
£6.85
Hardback book in dustjacket. VG-/VG-. Price-clipped. Surface scratches to rear of dustjacket. Slight bumping to corners and pinching to spine ends. No previous owner inscriptions.
Synopsis
A contemporary morality tale that is as profound as it is witty. Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday are former lovers of the recently-deceased Molly Lane. They make a pact following her funeral, which both tests their friendship to the limits and has consequences neither has foreseen. ...more
 
 
     
Americanah
by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  
Publisher Fourth Estate
Published Date 11 April 2013
ISBN 9780007306220
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£20.00
Hardback in dustjacket. Signed by the author directly on the title page. Very fine/very fine new condition.
Book Description
From the award-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ a powerful story of love, race and identity.
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a ......more
 
 
     
A Spot of Bother
by  Mark Haddon  
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Published Date 31 August 2006
ISBN 9780224080460
Signed   First Edition   First Printing  
£17.99
Signed by the author directly on the title page. Book and dustjacket in very fine/very fine new unread condition. Synopsis George Hall doesn't understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. 'The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.' Some things in life, however, cannot be ignored. At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased - as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has 'strangler's hands'. Katie can't decide if ......more
 
 
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