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  • WITH DOWNCAST EYES. by Ben Jelloun, Tahar
    Ben Jelloun, Tahar
    WITH DOWNCAST EYES.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this poet, essayist, and winner of the Prix Goncourt for his earlier novel 'Sacred Night.' The story of "a young Moroccan girl's confrontation with twin challenges of exile and immigration. The young heroine, who with her family has fled from and impoverished Berber village to the extravagant city of Paris, finds herself disoriented, torn between the sophistication of and unfamiliar society and the vibrant, mystial culture that is her true spiritual inheritance." Translated from the French by Joachim Neugroschel. 249 pp. ISBN: 9780316460590.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (embossed seal of prev owner on half title page.)

    Book ID: 56074
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  • DOGSTAR RISING: A Makana Mystery. by Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    DOGSTAR RISING: A Makana Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Bloomsbury (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring private investigator Makana, who had fled his home in the Sudan a decade earlier. "It is the summer of 2001, and in the crowded streets of Cairo, Makana finds himself uncovering a web of intrigue, violence, and secrecy that reaches deep into the heart of Egypt's politics." 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-608198719.

    Condition: Very near fine in like dust jacket (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 60726
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  • THE GHOST RUNNER: A Makana Mystery. by Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    THE GHOST RUNNER: A Makana Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Bloomsbury (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel featuring private investigator Makana, who had fled his home in the Sudan a decade earlier, and is increasingly haunted by memories of his wife and daughter. It is 2002 and tanks are rolling into the West Bank but then the authorities seem eager to cast a blind eye on the death of a young girl, he is determined to investigate it.. 413 pp. ISBN: 978-1-620403402.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83068
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  • A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller. by Mayes, Frances.
    Mayes, Frances.
    A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, The British Isles, elsewhere in Italy, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, and North Africa, Fez" Map endpapers. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-767910052.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41770
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  • Windrow, Martin (colour plates by Michael Roffe.)
    FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: Men-at-Arms Series.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc. (1973.). First edition - Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and reproductions of old engravings and drawings, plus a section of eight full color plates by Michael Roffe. A title in the "Men-at-Arms Series" a very high quality, accurate and attractively produced and well-illustrated series of slightly oversized, but slim, trade paperbacks, measuring 7 1/4 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches tall, bound in glossy illustrated white covers (heavy cardstock) and printed on good quality paper. 40 pp. ISBN: 0-88254-1609.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff glossy pictorial wrappers (prev owner's embossed seal).

    Book ID: 38592
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