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  • THEORY OF WAR. by Brady, Joan.
    Brady, Joan.
    THEORY OF WAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition - Her third novel, winner of the Whitbread Prize. Based on her own grandfather's life, this powerful novel is narrated by the granddaughter of man who was sold into slavery - "bound over" - at the age of 4, for $15.00 - something that was not uncommon with the (white) children of dead or destitute soldiers after the end of the Civil War.) Much of the story is about working as a gandy dancer on the railroad, but it is shows how the "war" - experienced by one generation can still be present in later ones. 257 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers in a fine black slipcase, with an author's note printed on it.

    Book ID: 41338
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  • Brady, Joan.
    THEORY OF WAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition - Her third novel, winner of the Whitbread Prize. Based on her own grandfather's life, this powerful novel is narrated by the granddaughter of man who was sold into slavery - "bound over" - at the age of 4, for $15.00 - something that was not uncommon with the (white) children of dead or destitute soldiers after the end of the Civil War.) Much of the story is about working as a gandy dancer on the railroad, but it is shows how the "war" - experienced by one generation can still be present in later ones. 257 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers in a very good black slipcase, with an author's note printed on it. (tear to lower corner of slipcase.)

    Book ID: 41870
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  • AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD. by Ishiguro, Kazuo.
    Ishiguro, Kazuo.
    AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this author who was born in Japan, but grew up in England. Winner of the Whitbread prize and short listed for the Booker (an award which his later "Remains of the Day" won.) In 2008, Ishiguro was included on The Times list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-399-131191.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 61757
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  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: BOOK III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: BOOK III

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this title: the US edition preceded the UK edition by several weeks. The first children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. The third in this incredible, and sometimes controversial, fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) SIGNED by the author on the title page. 518 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41535
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  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - The only children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. The third in this incredible fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) 518 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49122
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  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: BOOK III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: BOOK III

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Scholastic, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third in this incredible, and sometimes controversial, fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) The first children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. 548 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60959
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  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - The only children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. The third in this incredible fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) 518 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear at the cut-out on the front cover.)

    Book ID: 55461
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  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this title: the US edition preceded the UK edition by several weeks. The only children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. The third in this incredible fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) 518 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good dust jacket. (a clean tight copy but with a black line on bottom edge, closed tear at circular cut-out on front cover.)

    Book ID: 46087
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  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: BOOK III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: BOOK III

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this title: the US edition preceded the UK edition by several weeks. The first children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. The third in this incredible, and sometimes controversial, fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) INSCRIBED ("to ...") by the author on the title page. 518 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73480
    View cart More details Price: $125.00 $93.75
  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this title: the US edition preceded the UK edition by several weeks. The only children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. The third in this incredible fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) 518 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (prev owner's embossed seal, otherwise tight and clean, tiny tear at circular cutout on front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 47132
    View cart More details Price: $30.00 $22.50
  • THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III by Pullman, Philip.
    Pullman, Philip.
    THE AMBER SPYGLASS: His Dark Materials, Book III

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this title: the US edition preceded the UK edition by several weeks. The only children's book to ever win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; nominated for the Booker Prize. The third in this incredible fantasy series (the first two volumes were Northern Lights - or The Golden Compass in the US - and The Subtle Knife.) 518 pp. ISBN: 0-679879269.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 45715
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  • THE WAR ZONE. by Stuart, Alexander H.
    Stuart, Alexander H.
    THE WAR ZONE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps…

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    New York: Doubleday, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps too honest to be "commercially sucessful" but it is a well-written book about an often unrecognized but devasting "war zone" - that is, inside a seemingly happy family. ISBN: 0-385249535.

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    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35794
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  • THE WAR ZONE. by Stuart, Alexander H.
    Stuart, Alexander H.
    THE WAR ZONE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1990.). Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps too honest to be "commercially…

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    New York: Bantam, (1990.). Screenwriter's very highly praised second novel: Anthony Burgess stated "The War Zone is a pungent, shocking book, superbly written.I was horrified but seduced from first to last." A controversial novel, this was awarded the prestigious Whitbread Prize, but the award was revoked when on judge complained of its treatment of incest. Basis for the 1999 film of the same name which was Tim Roth's directoral debut (and for which Stuart wrote the screenplay) and which one reviewer called the best movie of 1999, praising it for its incredible daring and its brutal but honest portrayal of the subject of sexual abuse and incest. Like the movie, this book is perhaps too honest to be "commercially sucessful" but it is a well-written book about an often unrecognized but devasting "war zone" - that is, inside a seemingly happy family. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-385249535.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56340
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