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 , The Beggar's Opera (Gay's The Beggar's Opera 1728) as it is Performed at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, With new settings of the Airs and additional ... Austin. Arranged for the Voice and Pianoforte
The Beggar's Opera (Gay's The Beggar's Opera 1728) as it is Performed at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, With new settings of the Airs and additional ... Austin. Arranged for the Voice and Pianoforte
VGC/GC. Boosey and co, 1926. Revised edition. Green hardback(gilt illustration and lettering on the front cover, gilt lettering to the spine, small nicks and light shelf wear on the edges of the spine and cover) in VGC, with paper DJ(large and small tears on the edges of the Dj, stain mark, nicks, scratches and creases on the Dj cover) in GC. Nice and clean pages with gilt edges on the outer edges, small ink marks, crease and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages, inscription written inside the first blank page of the book. The book is in VGC except for the tears on the paper Dj. 130pp including Note, appendix. Very Good/Good.
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9780370313313 ABBEY, EDWARD, The Fool's Progress
ABBEY, EDWARD
The Fool's Progress
Near fine condition. The Bodley Head, 1989. First UK edition-first printing. Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of creases, some nicks and srcatches on the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Nice & clean pages with a couple ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges, some creases and a very small mark on the edges of the pages, small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book. Nice & clean book with light shelf wear. Edward Abbey's last and best Novel. 485pp. Price un-clipped. A collectable first edition. Synopsis: Author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, this tragi-comic novel focuses on Henry, who, left flat by his third wife, responds by first shooting the refrigerator and then taking off in his old Dodge pickup, accompanied by his dying dog, Solstice. The story follows his journey and adventures. Near Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780370313313
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9780701173005 ACKROYD, PETER, Peter Ackroyd: The Collection: Journalism, Reviews, Essays, Short Stories, Lectures
ACKROYD, PETER
Peter Ackroyd: The Collection: Journalism, Reviews, Essays, Short Stories, Lectures
Near fine condition. Chatto & Windus, 2001. First UK edition-first printing(2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1). Grey hardback(silver lettering to the spine, two small dents and scratch on the edges of the cover and spine) with Dj(small nicks, scratches and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Nice and clean pages with a very small mark, ink and colour mark on the outer edges, a couple of small nicks and scratches on the edges of the pages. 486pp including index. Price un-clipped. A collectable first edition-first printing. Heavy book. Near Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780701173005
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9780436204296 ADAIR, GILBERT, The Key of the Tower
ADAIR, GILBERT
The Key of the Tower
VGC. Secker & Warburg, 1997. First UK edition-first printing(2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1). Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in VGC. Nice and clean pages but slightly tainted on the outer edges, two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first page of the book, light shelf wear on the edges of the pages. The book is in VGC with light shelf wear. 176pp. Price un-clipped. Product Description nA novel set in France and with a complex plot of innumerable twists. It incorporates a silver Rolls-Royce, a mysteriously ubiquitous tower, a chic and mercurial Frenchwoman, a rediscovered masterpiece of art history, and a pursuit across the Brittany coastline, with a climax at Mont Saint-Michel. Very Good/Very Good. ISBN: 9780436204296
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ADAIR, GILBERT
The Key of the Tower
VGC. Secker & Warburg, 1997. First UK edition-first printing(2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1). Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in VGC. Nice and clean pages but slightly tainted on the outer edges, two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first page of the book, light shelf wear on the edges of the pages. The book is in VGC with light shelf wear. 176pp. Price un-clipped. Product Description: A novel set in France and with a complex plot of innumerable twists. It incorporates a silver Rolls-Royce, a mysteriously ubiquitous tower, a chic and mercurial Frenchwoman, a rediscovered masterpiece of art history, and a pursuit across the Brittany coastline, with a climax at Mont Saint-Michel. Very Good/Very Good. ISBN: 9780436204296
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ADAMS, RICHARD
The Day Gone by: Autobiography
Near fine/VGC. Hutchinson, 1990. First UK edition-first impression. Green hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) in near fine condition, with Dj(a couple of creases, small nicks and scratch on the edges of the Dj cover) in VGC. Illustrated with b/w photos, drawings. Nice and clean pages with a small mark, ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges, small colour mark on the edge of the cover. Nice and clean book with light shelf wear. 402pp including List of illustrations, index. Price un-clipped. A collectable first edition. Heavy book. Near Fine/Very Good. ISBN: 9780091739676
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ADAMS, RICHARD
The plague dogs
VGC/GC. Allen Lane, 1977. First UK edition-first printing. Tan hardback(gilt lettering and illustration on the front cover and spine, crease and small nicks on the edges of the spine) in VGC, with Dj(large piece of the back Dj cover has been torn off, some creases and nicks on the Dj cover, tear inside the edge of the front Dj cover) in good condition. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Nice and clean pages with a small nick and light shelf wear on the outer edges, a couple of small nicks and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages. The book is in VGC for its age but with some shelf wear on the Dj cover. Illustrations by A. Wainwright. 464pp including List of diagrams in the text, preface. Price clipped. Ill: A. Wainwright. Very Good/Good. ISBN: 9780713910551
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9780722651971 ADAMS, RICHARD, Watership Down
ADAMS, RICHARD
Watership Down
VGC plus. Penguin Books and Kestrel Books, 1976. Reprinted edition, 1979. Cream hardback with brown borders(black lettering and illustration to the spine, two very small tears and nicks on the edges of the covers, ) with illustrated Dj(two small tears, a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover), both in VGC, with an illustrated slipcase(two small nicks and dent on the edges of the slipcase) in near fine condition. Illustrated with many colour, b/w drawings. Nice and clean pages with a couple of small foxing marks on the outer edges, small creases on the edges of the pages. The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 552pp including Note and a folding colour map inside the back cover. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Price un-clipped. Heavy book(approx 1. 6 Kg). Very Good/Very Good. ISBN: 9780722651971
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9781472230492 AGELL, CHARLOTTE, The Island (Signed)
AGELL, CHARLOTTE
The Island (Signed)
Fine condition. Headline, 2015. 10th Anniversary. First UK edition-first printing (1). Limited numbered edition to 500 copies. This is number 37. The book is Signed by the Author on the title page. Pictorial hardback (gilt lettering to the spine, a couple of small ink marks on the edges of the front and back cover) in fine condition, no Dj cover as issued. The book is new with a small ink mark on the outer edges of the pages. 480pp. Limited signed first edition. Heavy book. Signed by Author. New/No Dj Cover As Issued. ISBN: 9781472230492
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9780007350438 AHERN, CECELIA, Time of My Life
AHERN, CECELIA
Time of My Life
Near fine condition. HarperCollins, 2011. First edition-2nd printing. Purple hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(two small nicks on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Nice and clean pages as new with a small crease on the edges of the pages. 391pp. Price un-clipped. Near Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780007350438
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9781857976373 AITKEN, ROSEMARY, The Tinner's Daughter
AITKEN, ROSEMARY
The Tinner's Daughter
Near fine condition. Orion, 1996. First UK edition. Purple hardback(silver lettering to the spine, small nick/dent on the edges of the spine) with Dj(a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Nice and clean pages with light shelf wear on the outer edges, inscription written on the edge of the first blank page of the book, very small mark and ink mark inside the edge of the front cover. 372pp. Price clipped. Near Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9781857976373
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9780297848226 AKUNIN, B. (BORIS), Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
AKUNIN, B. (BORIS)
Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin
Fine condition. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. First UK edition-first printing. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. Tan hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of small nicks, scratch and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in fine condition. Nice and clean pages as new with a small mark on the outer edge of the pages, scratch and small nick on the edges of the pages. Nice and clean book as new. 328pp. Price un-clipped. Fine/Fine. ISBN: 9780297848226
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9780297848233 AKUNIN, BORIS, The State Counsellor: Further Adventures of Fandorin (Erast Fandorin 6)
AKUNIN, BORIS
The State Counsellor: Further Adventures of Fandorin (Erast Fandorin 6)
Fine condition. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008. First UK edition-first printing. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. Tan hardback(gilt lettering to the spine, small nick on the edges of the cover) with Dj(small nicks, scratch and crease on the edges of the Dj cover), both in fine condition. The book is as new with a small ink mark on the outer edges of the pages, two small nicks on the edges of the pages. Nice and clean book as new. 300pp. Price un-clipped. Fine/Fine. ISBN: 9780297848233
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9780297645511 AKUNIN, BORIS, Turkish Gambit
AKUNIN, BORIS
Turkish Gambit
Fine condition. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004. First UK edition-first printing. Translated by Andrew Bromfield. Green hardback(gilt lettering to the spine, small nick and scratch on the edges of the cover) in fine condition, with Dj(some creases and nicks on the Dj cover) in near fine condition. Nice and clean pages as new with a small crease and nick on the edges of the pages, light shelf wear inside the edges of the Dj cover. Nice and clean book. 230pp. Price un-clipped. Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780297645511
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9780001660021 ALCOTT, LOUISA M, Good Wives
ALCOTT, LOUISA M
Good Wives
Good condition plus. The Thames Publishing. Unknown date, probably 1950-1960's. Red hardback(a couple of dents, scratches and crease on the cover, black lettering to the spine) in GC plus, no Dj. Clean pages with some nicks, ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges, some creases and ink marks on the edges of the pages, a couple of marks on the half-title page of the book. The book is in GC with some shelf wear. 279pp. Good/No Dj Cover. ISBN: 9780001660021
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9780316547611 ALDERMAN, NAOMI, The Power
ALDERMAN, NAOMI
The Power
Mint condition. Little Brown & Co, 2017. First US edition-9th printing (10 9). Grey hardback (gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(small crease on the edges of the front Dj cover), both in mint condition. Illustrated with b/w drawings. The book is new with two small ink marks on the outer edges of the pages. 390pp including About the Author. Price un-clipped. New/New. ISBN: 9780316547611
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9780446518543 ALDRIN, BUZZ, Encounter With Tiber
ALDRIN, BUZZ
Encounter With Tiber
VGC. Warner Books, 1996. First USA edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Hardback(silver lettering to the spine, mark, nicks, dent and light shelf wear on the edges of the cover) with Dj(crease, nicks and scratch on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near VGC. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Nice and clean pages with a couple of ink marks and nicks on the outer edges, two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book. The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the cover. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. 564pp. Price un-clipped. Heavy book. First edition-first printing. Review:Buzz Aldrin, one of manned space flight's pioneers, has helped create a stunning, possibly prophetic novel of the future of space exploration. A radio beacon from an unknown world leads an astronaut to disaster on the Moon -- and his son far beyond that as he searches for the key to the mystery of Tiber, a civilization who left artifacts in the solar system some 9, 000 years ago, with sufficient impact on human affairs to explain some odd references in the Bible. The villains of the book are not the aliens, but the benighted politicians with the minds of accountants who won't fund the necessary scientific derring-do to save the world -- apparently an affliction which alien astronauts also have to bear. Very Good/Very Good. ISBN: 9780446518543
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9780955237737 WENDY ALEC, Messiah: The First Judgement (Chronicles of Brothers : Book 2)
WENDY ALEC
Messiah: The First Judgement (Chronicles of Brothers : Book 2)
Near fine condition. Warboys Publishing, 2007. First edition-first impression. Book 2. Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of small creases, nicks and scratch on the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Nice and clean pages with a small mark and a couple of ink marks on the outer edges, small nick and crease on the edges of the pages. 428pp including List of the characters. Heavy book. Near Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780955237737
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9780670849512 ALEXANDER, PAUL, Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean
ALEXANDER, PAUL
Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean
Fine/Near fine. Viking, 1994. First US edition-first printing(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10). Grey hardback with black borders(silver lettering to the spine) in fine condition, with Dj(two small nicks, crease and scratch on the Dj cover) in near fine condition. The book includes James Dean's postcard. Illustrated with many b/w photos. The book is as new with light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 315pp including Author's note. Price un-clipped. Heavy book. Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780670849512
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9780316907965 ALEXANDER, PAUL, James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
ALEXANDER, PAUL
James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Fine/Near fine. Little, Brown and co, 1994. First UK edition-first printing. Black hardback(red lettering to the spine, small nick on the edge of the cover) in fine condition, with Dj(two small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover) in near fine condition. Illustrated with b/w photos. The book is as new with two small nicks on the edges of the pages, light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 274pp including Author's note. Price un-clipped. Heavy book. Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780316907965
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9780749005474 ALISON, JANE, The Love-artist
ALISON, JANE
The Love-artist
Fine/Near fine. Allison and Busby, 2002. Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) in fine condition, with Dj(small nicks and scratches on the Dj cover) in near fine condition. The book is new with light shelf wear on the back of the Dj cover, small ink mark on the outer edges of the pages. 215pp. Price un-clipped. Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780749005474
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9780002259750 ALLENDE, ISABEL, Daughter of Fortune(Signed)
ALLENDE, ISABEL
Daughter of Fortune(Signed)
Fine condition. Flamingo, 1999. First edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2). Signed bookplate by the Author on the title page. Tan hardback(silver lettering to the spine, small nick on the cover)with Dj(two small creases, nicks and a scratch on the edges of the Dj cover), both in fine condition. Illustrated with a b/w map. Nice and clean pages as new with light shelf wear on the outer edges, small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first page of the book. Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 399pp. Price un-clipped. A collectable signed first edition. Review: Until Isabel Allende burst onto the scene with her 1985 debut, The House of the Spirits, Latin American fiction was, for the most part, a boys' club comprised of such heavy hitters as Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Mario Vargas Llosa. But the Chilean Allende shouldered her way in with her magical realist multigenerational tale of the Trueba family, followed it up with four more novels and a spate of non-fiction and has remained in a place of honour ever since. Her sixth work of fiction, Daughter of Fortune, shares some characteristics with her earlier works: The canvas is wide, the characters are multigenerational and multiethnic, and the protagonist is an unconventional woman who overcomes enormous obstacles to make her way in the world. Yet one cannot accuse Allende of telling the same story twice; set in the mid-1800s, this novel follows the fortunes of Eliza Sommers, Chilean by birth but adopted by a British spinster, Rose Sommers, and her bachelor brother, Jeremy, after she is abandoned on their doorstep. n nYou have English blood, like us, Miss Rose assured Eliza when she was old enough to understand. Only someone from the British colony would have thought to leave you in a basket on the doorstep of the British Import and Export Company, Limited. I am sure they knew how good-hearted my brother Jeremy is and felt sure he would take you in. In those days I was longing to have a child and you fell into my arms, sent by God to be brought up in the solid principles of the Protestant faith and the English language. n nThe family servant, Mama Fresia, has a different point of view, however: You, English? Don't get any ideas, child. You have Indian hair, like mine. And certainly Eliza's almost mystical ability to recall all the events of her life would seem to stem more from the Indian than the Protestant side. n nAs Eliza grows up, she becomes less tractable and when she falls in love with Joachin Andieta, a clerk in Jeremy's firm, her adoptive family is horrified. They are even more so when a now-pregnant Eliza follows her lover to California where he has gone to make his fortune in the 1849 goldrush. Along the way Eliza meets Tao Chi'en, a Chinese doctor who saves her life and becomes her closest friend. What starts out as a search for a lost love becomes, over time, the discovery of self; and by the time Eliza finally catches up with the elusive Joachin, she is no longer sure she still wants what she once wished for. Allende peoples her novel with a host of colourful secondary characters. She even takes the narrative as far afield as China, providing an intimate portrait of Tao Chi'en's past before returning to 19th-century San Francisco, where he and Eliza eventually end up. Readers with a taste for the epic, the picaresque and romance that is satisfyingly complex will find them all in Daughter of Fortune. Signed by the Author. Fine/Fine. ISBN: 9780002259750
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9780002259750 ALLENDE, ISABEL, Daughter of Fortune
ALLENDE, ISABEL
Daughter of Fortune
Near fine condition. Flamingo, 1999. First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2). Tan hardback(nick/dent on the edge of the front cover, silver lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of small creases & nicks on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Illustrated with a b/w map. Nice and clean pages with light shelf wear on the outer edges, a couple of small creases, nick and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages. Nice and clean book with light shelf wear. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. 399pp. Price un-clipped. First edition. Review: Until Isabel Allende burst onto the scene with her 1985 debut, The House of the Spirits, Latin American fiction was, for the most part, a boys' club comprised of such heavy hitters as Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Mario Vargas Llosa. But the Chilean Allende shouldered her way in with her magical realist multigenerational tale of the Trueba family, followed it up with four more novels and a spate of non-fiction and has remained in a place of honour ever since. Her sixth work of fiction, Daughter of Fortune, shares some characteristics with her earlier works: The canvas is wide, the characters are multigenerational and multiethnic, and the protagonist is an unconventional woman who overcomes enormous obstacles to make her way in the world. Yet one cannot accuse Allende of telling the same story twice; set in the mid-1800s, this novel follows the fortunes of Eliza Sommers, Chilean by birth but adopted by a British spinster, Rose Sommers, and her bachelor brother, Jeremy, after she is abandoned on their doorstep. n nYou have English blood, like us, Miss Rose assured Eliza when she was old enough to understand. Only someone from the British colony would have thought to leave you in a basket on the doorstep of the British Import and Export Company, Limited. I am sure they knew how good-hearted my brother Jeremy is and felt sure he would take you in. In those days I was longing to have a child and you fell into my arms, sent by God to be brought up in the solid principles of the Protestant faith and the English language. n nThe family servant, Mama Fresia, has a different point of view, however: You, English? Don't get any ideas, child. You have Indian hair, like mine. And certainly Eliza's almost mystical ability to recall all the events of her life would seem to stem more from the Indian than the Protestant side. n nAs Eliza grows up, she becomes less tractable and when she falls in love with Joachin Andieta, a clerk in Jeremy's firm, her adoptive family is horrified. They are even more so when a now-pregnant Eliza follows her lover to California where he has gone to make his fortune in the 1849 goldrush. Along the way Eliza meets Tao Chi'en, a Chinese doctor who saves her life and becomes her closest friend. What starts out as a search for a lost love becomes, over time, the discovery of self; and by the time Eliza finally catches up with the elusive Joachin, she is no longer sure she still wants what she once wished for. Allende peoples her novel with a host of colourful secondary characters. She even takes the narrative as far afield as China, providing an intimate portrait of Tao Chi'en's past before returning to 19th-century San Francisco, where he and Eliza eventually end up. Readers with a taste for the epic, the picaresque and romance that is satisfyingly complex will find them all in Daughter of Fortune. Near Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780002259750
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9780755323197 ALLIOTT, CATHERINE, Not That Kind of Girl
ALLIOTT, CATHERINE
Not That Kind of Girl
Fine condition. Headline Book, 2005. First edition-first printing. Purple hardback(silver lettering to the spine)in fine condition with Dj(some creases, nicks and scratches on the Dj cover)in near fine condition. The book is new with a small pencil mark impression on the edge of the title page, light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 438pp. Price un-clipped. Product Description: Henrietta Tate has always taken her role as a full-time mother and home-maker very seriously. She's never had time for anything else. But now she and her family have moved to an idyllic house in the countryside and her teenage children are away at boarding school most of the time, she finds herself less than fulfilled by life in the sticks. Perhaps a new job working for Laurence de Havilland, the famous military historian, could provide just the distraction she needs!. Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780755323197
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9780670915279 AMIDON, STEPHEN, Human Capital
AMIDON, STEPHEN
Human Capital
Mint condition. Viking, 2004. First UK edition-first printing. Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine, small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(two small creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover), both in mint condition. The book is new with a mall crease on the edge of the pages. 375pp. Price un-clipped. From Publishers Weekly: Tensions, lies and hypocrisy lurk beneath the cool exteriors of Totten Crossing, Conn. in this fine new novel of suburbia from Amidon (The New City; Subdivision). In an effort to keep up with the Joneses, fading real estate broker Drew Hagel sinks all his money into a hedge fund that goes bust. Meanwhile, his second wife, psychologist Ronnie, is pregnant with twins, and his teenage daughter, Shannon, is experiencing first love with Ian, one of Ronnie's young patients, whose mother died of cancer when he was 14, leaving him a large sum of insurance money that he will inherit when he turns 18. Ian's uncle, David, a decent man with few prospects, plans on using the inheritance to fulfill his dream of owning a bar in North Carolina. Finally, Carrie Manning has grown restless and uncomfortable with her broker husband's wealth and embarks on a brief affair. All these lives collide on one fateful night when Ian accidentally strikes and kills a bicyclist while driving home from an end-of-year high school party; the vehicle belongs to Jamie, Carrie's hard-drinking teenage son. It all sounds a bit like Peyton Place, but Amidon's intentions are far more serious. Writing with a sociologist's insight, he crafts a sharp page-turner mined with moments of dark satire. Amidon's previous novels had moments of profundity, but this exceptional novel delves deeper and more passionately into the fractured lives of people whose lives revolve around money. Its impact lingers long after the final credits roll. As New/As New. ISBN: 9780670915279
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