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  • HAWKSMOOR. by Ackroyd, Peter.
    Ackroyd, Peter.
    HAWKSMOOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating book contrasting the disintegration of society in two different centuries: the early 18th c of Nicholas Dyer, architect, and the 20th c of Nicholas Hawksmoor, senior police officer involved in a murder investigation. Winner of the Whitbread Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0155035.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74227
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61267
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76347
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63660
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  • CONTINENT. by Crace, Jim.
    Crace, Jim.
    CONTINENT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly acclaimed first book, a novel in the form of seven interrelated stories, winner of the David Higham and Whitbread awards for best first fiction and of the Guardian prize for fiction upon its appearance in England. 138 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0157240.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20371
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  • CONTINENT. by Crace, Jim.
    Crace, Jim.
    CONTINENT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly acclaimed first book, a novel in the form of seven interrelated stories, winner of the David Higham and Whitbread awards for best first fiction and of the Guardian prize for fiction upon its appearance in England. ISBN: 0-06-0157240.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name, very short closed tear and small delaminated spot on upper edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 20372
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  • POOR THINGS: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer. by Gray, Alasdair.
    Gray, Alasdair.
    POOR THINGS: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthony Burgess described Gray as the first major Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott, and the Observer called him a 'true original.a 20th century William Blake, who designs and illustrates his own strange fictions.' A plot summary - set in 1880's Glasgow, this is an account of the love lives of two Scottish doctors and a 25-year old woman who was created by one of them from human remains - only gives a hint of the fantastic events described within. Winner of the 1992 Whitbread Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Illustrated by the author. 317 pp plus a final drawing. ISBN: 0-151730768.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 49994
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  • POOR THINGS: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer. by Gray, Alasdair.
    Gray, Alasdair.
    POOR THINGS: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthony Burgess described Gray as the first major Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott, and the Observer called him a 'true original.a 20th century William Blake, who designs and illustrates his own strange fictions.' A plot summary - set in 1880's Glasgow, this is an account of the love lives of two Scottish doctors and a 25-year old woman who was created by one of them from human remains - only gives a hint of the fantastic events described within. Winner of the 1992 Whitbread Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Illustrated by the author. 317 pp plus a final drawing. ISBN: 0-151730768.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark, one closed tear to front panel of dj.)

    Book ID: 32656
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  • THE ACCIDENTAL. by Smith, Ali.
    Smith, Ali.
    THE ACCIDENTAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An award winning novel by this highly praised Scottish writer about "the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves." This was shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and won the 2005 Whitbread Novel of the Year award. SIGNED on the title page. Frontispiece. 303 pp plus final 2 pp. ISBN: 0-241141907.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80273
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  • Torrington, Jeff.
    SWING HAMMER SWING!

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book (published after 30 years, when Torrington was 58), winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year award in Great Britain. First hardcover edition (published in paper only in the UK.) Set in Glasgow during a single week in the 60's, this is the story of a writer with no job and still unpublished. ISBN: 0-15-1874271.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 4748
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