Edition: First UK printing.
London: Jonathan Cape, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. First novel by the musician John Wesley Harding - a sprawling epic historical novel set in 19th century England, about an infant thrown on the rubbish heap after his mother dies during a botched abortion, rescued by a wealthy lord and raised as a girl and as heir to his fortune - until it becomes obvious that Rose is not, and never was, a girl. Illustrations by Abbey Tyson. 528 pp. Striking dust jacket design by Stephen Parker - however, Stace stated that he thought the brief biography on the back flap was very bad, and he contemptously drew an ink line through it. ISBN: 0-316830348.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)