London: Jonathan Cape, 1975. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A very good book in publisher's original pink wraps. Some wear to the extremities some creasing to the rear cover. An uncommon copy of the author's second book, a parody of Agatha Christie's country-house mysteries. The novel takes place over a single weekend.
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New York: Random House, 1990. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in printed yellow wrappers. An unread copy. Set in apartheid-era South Africa, Age of Iron explores the insidious nature of complicity and reflects on the failure of language to maintain its authority in a complex postcolonial world. Like many of her white compatriots, Elizabeth Curren, a professor of classics who is dying of cancer, has remained willfully blind to the violence and degradation around her. Signed by the author. Signed proofs by this reclusive South African Nobel Laureate, who now lives in Australia, are quite uncommon.
London: John Murray, 2008. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A book of historical adventure involving a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners. By the author of the Glass Palace. The first in what is projected to be a trilogy. Finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Signed by the author on the title page.
London: Picador, 2006. Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The first British edition with the correct number line. Already a modern-day classic novel of a post-apocalyptic world in which a father and son struggle survive. The British edition precedes publication of the U.S. edition. A lovely copy.