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Abercrombie, Joe- A Little Hatred. The Book of Madness, Book 1- London, Gollancz, 2019. First edition, first printing, fine as issued in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. - ''The Age of The Machine dawns, but the Age of Magic refuses to die''.

A Little Hatred. The Book of Madness Book 1
£20.00
Abercrombie, Joe- A Little Hatred. The Book of Madness, Book 1- London, Gollancz, 2019. First edition, first printing, fine as issued in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. - ''T....
Cullen, Helen- The Lost Letters of William Woolf- London, Michael Joseph, 2018- First edition, first printing. Fine in colourful decorated boards without dust jacket as issued with Waterstone's 'Signed by Author' sticker to front board. ''Inside the Lost Letters Depot in East London, William Wood is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries''. Signed by author: ''With every good wish, Helen Cullen''.

The Lost Letters of William Woolf *signed first edition*
£22.00
Cullen, Helen- The Lost Letters of William Woolf- London, Michael Joseph, 2018- First edition, first printing. Fine in colourful decorated boards without dust jacket as issued with Waterstone's 'Signe....
Cottam, Francis- Slapton Sands- London, Simon & Schuster, 2006- First edition, first printing. Fine (slight toning of page edges as seems usual) in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. Novel based on the tragic events on Slapton Sands in Devon, where nearly 1500 American Marines lost their lives while making preparations for the D-Day landings.

Slapton Sands
£15.00
Cottam, Francis- Slapton Sands- London, Simon & Schuster, 2006- First edition, first printing. Fine (slight toning of page edges as seems usual) in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. Signed by the au....
Cornwell, Bernard- Sharpe's Devil. Richard Sharpe and The Emperor, 1820-1821- London, Harper Collins, 1992. First edition, first printing with full number line. Near Fine (minor shelf-wear) in Near Fine dust jacket with minor spotting to gilt titles on front cover, unclipped dust jacket but without any price (copy designed for export?) Dust jacket loosely protected. Sharpe, out of loyalty to the widow of a former ally, is bound for Chile and on o....

Sharpe's Devil. Richard Sharpe and The Emperor, 1820-1821
£20.00
Cornwell, Bernard- Sharpe's Devil. Richard Sharpe and The Emperor, 1820-1821- London, Harper Collins, 1992. First edition, first printing with full number line. Near Fine (minor shelf-wear) in Near Fi....
Hugill, Beryl- Bring on The Clowns- Devon, David & Charles, 1980- First edition, signed with dedication ''To C.... and M...., Very Best Wishes, Beryl Hugill, April 1981'', to FFEP. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket with some fading to spine and spine seams. ''Here in one major performance are all the world's clowns...carpet and run-in-clowns of the circuses, the splendidly-dressed white-faced clowns, the Hobo clowns. Beryl Hugill reveals the secrets ....

Bring on The Clowns *signed first edition*
£30.00
Hugill, Beryl- Bring on The Clowns- Devon, David & Charles, 1980- First edition, signed with dedication ''To C.... and M...., Very Best Wishes, Beryl Hugill, April 1981'', to FFEP. Fine in Near Fine d....
Hession, Ronan- Leonard and Hungry Paul- Hebden Bridge, UK, Bluemoose Books. First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. Unsigned. Word of mouth success, described by the Irish musician author as ''a tribute to the kindness I have experienced all my life''.

Leonard and Hungry Paul
£25.00
Hession, Ronan- Leonard and Hungry Paul- Hebden Bridge, UK, Bluemoose Books. First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. Unsigned. Word of mouth success, described by th....
Joyce, Harold- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry- London, Doubleday, 2012. First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. Rachel Joyce's first novel, it was long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, and also won the UK National Book Award for New Writer of the Year. -

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
£15.00
Joyce, Harold- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry- London, Doubleday, 2012. First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine loosely protected dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine lo....
Mackesy, Charlie. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse- Gift Edition, Waterstones exclusive edition, first edition thus, first printing. Fine without dust jacket as issued in illustrated boards quarter bound with maroon cloth and gilt titles to spine. Complete with silver-colored ribbon marker. Exclusive Gift Edition commissioned by Waterstones; instant success named Waterstones Book of The Year.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. Gift Edition
£38.50
Mackesy, Charlie. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse- Gift Edition, Waterstones exclusive edition, first edition thus, first printing. Fine without dust jacket as issued in illustrated boards qu....
Patchett, Ann- The Dutch House- London, Bloomsbury, 2019- Waterstone's Special Edition. First UK edition, first printing. Unsigned. Fine as issued in navy boards with silver silt titles to spine and blue stencilled page edges with Delft-style blue and white tile pattern in Fine dust jacket.

The Dutch House **Exclusive First Edition**
£25.00
Patchett, Ann- The Dutch House- London, Bloomsbury, 2019- Waterstone's Special Edition. First UK edition, first printing. Unsigned. Fine as issued in navy boards with silver silt titles to spine and b....
Clark, Polly- Tiger- London, Quercus, 2019- First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. Author's well-received second novel, following the prize-winning Larchfield, which was also short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Tiger **signed first edition**
£22.00
Clark, Polly- Tiger- London, Quercus, 2019- First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. Author's well-received second novel, following the prize-wi....
Smith, Ali- Winter- London, Hamish Hamilton, 2017- First edition, first printing. Fine as issued in grey boards with silver and black titles in Fine half-dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title page. Cover artwork by David Hockney. Endpaper artwork by Barbara Hepworth. The second novel in Ali Smith's Seasonal cycle, following the Booker shortlisted Artumn. Shortlisted for the George Orwell Political Prize (one of only six novels to have be....

Winter *signed first edition*
£55.00
Smith, Ali- Winter- London, Hamish Hamilton, 2017- First edition, first printing. Fine as issued in grey boards with silver and black titles in Fine half-dust jacket. Signed by the author to the title....
Trevor, William- Men of Ireland- Oundle Festival of Literature, 2007. One of a limited edition of 120 copies signed by William Trevor to the half title (this copy numbered 66). Fine in Fine glassine cover. Bound in boards covered with specially designed patterned paper by the Fine Book Bindery, Wellingborough. Frontispiece engraving by Geraldin Waddington, printed from the wood block. Designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at The Rampant Lion P....

Men of Ireland. Signed limited edition
£135.00
Trevor, William- Men of Ireland- Oundle Festival of Literature, 2007. One of a limited edition of 120 copies signed by William Trevor to the half title (this copy numbered 66). Fine in Fine glassine c....
Woodson, Jacqueline- Red at The Bone- London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2020- First UK edition, first printing. Fine as issued in Fine dust jacket. Signed by author with initials to publisher's tipped-in page. New York Times best seller.

Red at The Bone
£20.00
Woodson, Jacqueline- Red at The Bone- London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2020- First UK edition, first printing. Fine as issued in Fine dust jacket. Signed by author with initials to publisher's tipped-....
Cleave, Chris- Gold- London, Sceptre, 2012- Signed, limited, slipcased first edition. This edition is numbered 377 of 750 copies (Publisher's film wrap has been opened to check on limitation number and author's signature, but is still present). Fine as issued in orange boards with gilt titles in gilt decorated slipcase.

Gold **signed limited slipcased first edition (numbered 377 of 750 copies)**
£25.00
Cleave, Chris- Gold- London, Sceptre, 2012- Signed, limited, slipcased first edition. This edition is numbered 377 of 750 copies (Publisher's film wrap has been opened to check on limitation number an....
Gordon, Roderick & Williams, Brian- The Highfield Mole. Book 1, The Circle in the Spiral. London, Mathew and Son, 2005. Privately published. Hardback edition, Fine as issued without dustjacket in illustrated boards with gilt titles (only 500 hardback copies produced). Signed by both authors and dated 17th March 2005. Also included is a bespoke card wallet signed by both authors containing 6 colour postcards featuring the book illustrations (there....

The Highfield Mole. Book 1, The Circle in The Spiral. **signed first hardback edition**
£150.00
Gordon, Roderick & Williams, Brian- The Highfield Mole. Book 1, The Circle in the Spiral. London, Mathew and Son, 2005. Privately published. Hardback edition, Fine as issued without dustjacket in illu....
Mitchell, David- The Bone Clocks- London, Sceptre, 2014- Signed, numbered and limited first edition. Limitation is 500. Fine as issued in yellow boards with silver gilt titles and decoration, housed in grey slipcase with titles and matching decoration and sealed in publisher's film wrap. Man Booker Long List 2014. World Fantasy Award for Best Novel 2015.

The Bone Clocks **signed, numbered and limited first edition
£65.00
Mitchell, David- The Bone Clocks- London, Sceptre, 2014- Signed, numbered and limited first edition. Limitation is 500. Fine as issued in yellow boards with silver gilt titles and decoration, housed i....
House, Richard- The Kills- London, Picador, 2013- One of 500 numbered slipcased copies - this is numbered 300. Fine as issued in slipcase, signed by the author.

The Kills **signed limited edition**
£28.00
House, Richard- The Kills- London, Picador, 2013- One of 500 numbered slipcased copies - this is numbered 300. Fine as issued in slipcase, signed by the author.
Palin, Michael- The Truth- London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2012. - Fine in Fine dustjacket. One of 1500 first edition copies signed by the author (not individually numbered).

The Truth **signed limited edition**
£15.00
Palin, Michael- The Truth- London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2012. - Fine in Fine dustjacket. One of 1500 first edition copies signed by the author (not individually numbered).
Coupland, Douglas- JPod- London, Bloomsbury, 2006- Fine in Fine dustjacket in unopened custom made box (very slightly creased). Published to mixed reviews. Described on box as ''Signed Special Edition includes The Cubes 'limited edition JPod figure''. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames begin with ''J'' are bureaucratically marooned in jPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company.

JPod **Signed Special Edition with Limited Edition JPod figure**
£30.00
Coupland, Douglas- JPod- London, Bloomsbury, 2006- Fine in Fine dustjacket in unopened custom made box (very slightly creased). Published to mixed reviews. Described on box as ''Signed Special Edition....
Mitchell, David- Slade House- London, Sceptre, 2015- Signed, numbered, limited first edition in slipcase. Fine as issued in silver-grey boards with silver-gilt titles to spine, housed in red slipcase with gilt decoration and titles, protected in publisher's unopened shrinkwrap. Described as 'occupying the same universe' as The Bone Clocks, which was long-listed for the Man Booker prize and has just received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel ....

Slade House Signed, numbered, limited first edition in slipcase
£35.00
Mitchell, David- Slade House- London, Sceptre, 2015- Signed, numbered, limited first edition in slipcase. Fine as issued in silver-grey boards with silver-gilt titles to spine, housed in red slipcase ....
Morton, Andrew- William & Catherine, Their Lives, Their Wedding- Michael O'Mara Books, London, 2011- First edition, first printing. Described as a 'limited edition personally signed by author', but no limitation given. Signed by author. Fine in Fine dustjacket.

William & Catherine **first edition, signed by author**
£10.00
Morton, Andrew- William & Catherine, Their Lives, Their Wedding- Michael O'Mara Books, London, 2011- First edition, first printing. Described as a 'limited edition personally signed by author', but no....
Le Carre, John- The Night Manager- London, Penguin Classics, 2016- First thus (Waterstone's Special Edition with new after-word by the author to tie in with TV film). Fine in stunning Fine dust jacket designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

The Night Manager **special edition, with new after-word by John Le Carre**
£25.00
Le Carre, John- The Night Manager- London, Penguin Classics, 2016- First thus (Waterstone's Special Edition with new after-word by the author to tie in with TV film). Fine in stunning Fine dust jacket....
Lawrenson, Deborah- The Art of Falling- Market Harborough, Stamp Publishing, 2003. Signed, limited first edition (paperback original). Numbered 47 of 100 copies, signed by author with the quotation: ''The flaw was in the unstable iron*. Fine as issued. The first edition of The Art of Falling, with a print run of 2,000, was produced for Stamp Publishing by Troubador Publishing and went on sale on September 1, 2003. -A small number of mint conditio....

The Art of Falling **signed, limited first edition**
£30.00
Lawrenson, Deborah- The Art of Falling- Market Harborough, Stamp Publishing, 2003. Signed, limited first edition (paperback original). Numbered 47 of 100 copies, signed by author with the quotation: '....
Salway, Sarah- Leading The Dance- Bristol, Bluechrome Publishing, 2006- Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed limited edition - this copy is numbered 117 of 125 copies. Secrets and their consequences is the recurring theme of this book of short stories. Bound in red cloth in a red dusthacket, this is Redbook 1, the first fiction title of Bluechrome's Select Editions.

Leading The Dance
£16.00
Salway, Sarah- Leading The Dance- Bristol, Bluechrome Publishing, 2006- Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed limited edition - this copy is numbered 117 of 125 copies. Secrets and their consequences is the....
Rochester, Kate (editor). Brunnock, Lindsay (illustrator). Foreword by Ralph Rochester. The Pretty Women of Paris- London, Hanbury Press, 2007- Bound in red silk with gilt titles and black endpapers in a numbered limited edition of 300 copies. First thus. Fine as issued. Originally privately published in France in 1883 as a directory for English gentlemen wishing to visit the famous courtesans of Paris. 23 of the entries from this directory have ....

The Pretty Women of Paris **limited edition of 300 copies**
£45.00
Rochester, Kate (editor). Brunnock, Lindsay (illustrator). Foreword by Ralph Rochester. The Pretty Women of Paris- London, Hanbury Press, 2007- Bound in red silk with gilt titles and black endpapers i....
Balliett, Blue. Helquist, Brett (illustrator)- Chasing Vermeer. Frome, Somerset, Chicken House, 2005. First UK edition, Fine as issued in laminated boards with silk marker with Pentomino Code card attached. Complete with ''Stolen'' wraparound band. Signed by both author and illustrator. Already a best-seller in the United States, signed copies of the UK edition are said to be relatively scarce.

Chasing Vermeer **signed first edition with wraparound band**
£10.00
Balliett, Blue. Helquist, Brett (illustrator)- Chasing Vermeer. Frome, Somerset, Chicken House, 2005. First UK edition, Fine as issued in laminated boards with silk marker with Pentomino Code card att....
Antony, Steve- The Queen's Handbag- London, Hodder, 2015- First edition, first printing. Fine without dust jacket as issued in illustrated laminated boards. Signed by the author to the page facing half-title. The Queen gives chase throughout the land (taking in favourite British landmarks) when 'a sneaky swan swooped off with her handbag'. ''This picture book is hard to beat'' The Times. - Sequel to children's best-seller 'The Queen's Hat' , whic....

The Queen's Handbag **signed first edition**
£12.99
Antony, Steve- The Queen's Handbag- London, Hodder, 2015- First edition, first printing. Fine without dust jacket as issued in illustrated laminated boards. Signed by the author to the page facing hal....
Bowler, Tim- Bloodchild- Oxford University Press, 2008- Fine (unread) in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author, who was a Carnegie Medal Award winner for his novel River Boy.

Bloodchild **signed first edition**
£10.00
Bowler, Tim- Bloodchild- Oxford University Press, 2008- Fine (unread) in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author, who was a Carnegie Medal Award winner for his novel River Boy.
Green, John- Turtles All The Way Down- London, Penguin, 2017. First Uk edition, first printing. Fine as issued in Fine dust jacket which can be inverted to reveal a bright orange poster (sticker on front cover depicts ''limited edition jacket poster''. (Teenage Fiction). Unsigned.

Turtles All The Way Down
£14.00
Green, John- Turtles All The Way Down- London, Penguin, 2017. First Uk edition, first printing. Fine as issued in Fine dust jacket which can be inverted to reveal a bright orange poster (sticker on fr....
Kieve, Paul (with introduction by Daniel Radcliffe/ Illustrated by Peter Bailey. Hovus Pocus. A Tale of Magnificanet Magicians and Their Amazing Facts- London, Bloomsbury, 2007. First edition first printing. No dust jacket as issued. Fine in purple boards with gilt titles and decoration and raised illustrated plate. Signed by the author to the title page. A book of magic and magicians, with an envelope insert at the end of the book containing car....

Hocus Pocus
£12.50
Kieve, Paul (with introduction by Daniel Radcliffe/ Illustrated by Peter Bailey. Hovus Pocus. A Tale of Magnificanet Magicians and Their Amazing Facts- London, Bloomsbury, 2007. First edition first pr....
Hussey, Charmian.The Valley of SecretsCornwall, St. Piran Press, 2003First printing of the small press paperback edition published simultaneously with the limited edition hardback and launched, appropriately, at Cornwall's Eden Project.Very Near Fine (minor surface mark on rear cover) Christopher Crump's illustrations enhance the head of each chapter. SIGNED by author on title page.Small print run (3000)and scarce.Hodder has published the first t....

The Valley of Secrets **signed first edition (softback)**
£15.00
Hussey, Charmian.The Valley of SecretsCornwall, St. Piran Press, 2003First printing of the small press paperback edition published simultaneously with the limited edition hardback and launched, approp....
Rosoff, Meg- How I Live Now. London, Puffin, 2004. Fine in Fine, protected dustjacket. Signed by author on title page at Cheltenham Festival. -Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Winner of Michael L. Printz Award for Excellent in Junior Adult Literature. June 2005: Winner of Branford Boase Award for best first children's novel.

How I Live Now **signed first edition** (Branford Boase Award)
£12.00
Rosoff, Meg- How I Live Now. London, Puffin, 2004. Fine in Fine, protected dustjacket. Signed by author on title page at Cheltenham Festival. -Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Winner of Mi....
Hastings, Hugh- High Tide- Plymouth, Mabrecon Books, 2012- Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author. Children's novel, first in a series of the Lighthouse Gang, described as ''MI5 meets Famous Five'' - set on the Cornish coast.

High Tide **signed first edition"
£12.99
Hastings, Hugh- High Tide- Plymouth, Mabrecon Books, 2012- Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author. Children's novel, first in a series of the Lighthouse Gang, described as ''MI5 meets Famous Fi....
Morpurgo, Michael- A Medal for Leroy- London, Harper Collins Children's Books, 2012- First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine dustjacket.

A Medal for Leroy **first edition**
£12.50
Morpurgo, Michael- A Medal for Leroy- London, Harper Collins Children's Books, 2012- First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine dustjacket.
Morpurgo, Michael- Shadow- London, Harper Collins, 2010- First edition, First printing. Fine in Fine dustjacket.

Shadow **first edition**
£12.99
Morpurgo, Michael- Shadow- London, Harper Collins, 2010- First edition, First printing. Fine in Fine dustjacket.
Kessler, Liz- A Year Without Autumn- London, Orion, 2011- Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author to the title page.

A Year Without Autumn **signed first edition**
£10.00
Kessler, Liz- A Year Without Autumn- London, Orion, 2011- Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author to the title page.
Morpurgo, Michael- The War of Jenkins' Ear- London, Heinemann, 1993- First edition. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Set in the 1950s in a prep school in Sussex.

The War of Jenkin's Ear *first edition*
£15.00
Morpurgo, Michael- The War of Jenkins' Ear- London, Heinemann, 1993- First edition. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Set in the 1950s in a prep school in Sussex.
Julia GoldingSecret of The Sirens.Book 1 of the Companions Quartet.Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006New children's series set in Dartmoor.Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author in her customary gold ink. Hatchard's bookshop bookmark laid in (where the signing took place). Looks good.

Secret of The Sirens. Book 1 in the Companions Quartet.
£14.99
Julia GoldingSecret of The Sirens.Book 1 of the Companions Quartet.Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006New children's series set in Dartmoor.Fine in Fine dustjacket. Signed by the author in her custo....
Morpurgo, Michael- Born To Run. The many lives of one incredible dog. London, Harper Collins Children's Books, 2007- First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine dustjacket.

Born To Run **first edition**
£14.00
Morpurgo, Michael- Born To Run. The many lives of one incredible dog. London, Harper Collins Children's Books, 2007- First edition, first printing. Fine in Fine dustjacket.
Harris, M. G.The Joshua Files. The Invisible CityLondon, Scholastic, 2008Paperback original. Fine in striking orange fluorescent plastic sleeve.Scholastic secured the option on this first novel in a two-book deal, fighting off bidding from four other publishers. One Boy - One Deadly Prophecy - One Heart-Stopping Adventure. Set in the Mexican jungle.Recommended.For more info, see the Book Trailer for The Joshua Files on YouTube

The Joshua Files. Invisible City *first edition*
£7.99
Harris, M. G.The Joshua Files. The Invisible CityLondon, Scholastic, 2008Paperback original. Fine in striking orange fluorescent plastic sleeve.Scholastic secured the option on this first novel in a t....
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