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The Wizard of Whirlaw

£17.99

Product description

Holt Publications, Todmorden, 2nd Impression, 1959. Signed by author which reads: from my saddlebag at Brentwood 29 August 1963. Hardcover with dust jacket. 12mo. Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Unclipped dust jacket.

Book condition: VG+, foxing and discolouration to page edges, slight edgewear.

Dust jacket condition: Good, edgewear and numerous small chips and tears, 2 tears at bottom back measuring 1¼".

A psychological drama taking place in the age of nuclear fission, it traces the life of Alan Haugh a young weaver in the Pennines. He meets Matthew Heird (the 'Wizard' in the title) and his daughter Jane. Matthew reveals to Alan the power of learning and Jane the powers of loving. The story tracks Alan's struggles and the conflicts within him brought about by his association with this father and daughter. Secret truths, hidden wealth and the splitting of the atom are whipped up into a fantastic froth with Jane turning into something half-way between witch and bitch.

Item details

Author(s):
Holt, William 1897-1977
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12mo
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
264
Publisher:
Holt Publications
Title:
The Wizard of Whirlaw

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Holt Publications, Todmorden, 2nd Impression, 1959. Signed by author which reads: from my saddlebag at Brentwood 29 August 1963. Hardcover with dust jacket. 12mo. Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Unclipped dust jacket.

Book condition: VG+, foxing and discolouration to page edges, slight edgewear.

Dust jacket condition: Good, edgewear and numerous small chips and tears, 2 tears at bottom back measuring 1¼".

A psychological drama taking place in the age of nuclear fission, it traces the life of Alan Haugh a young weaver in the Pennines. He meets Matthew Heird (the 'Wizard' in the title) and his daughter Jane. Matthew reveals to Alan the power of learning and Jane the powers of loving. The story tracks Alan's struggles and the conflicts within him brought about by his association with this father and daughter. Secret truths, hidden wealth and the splitting of the atom are whipped up into a fantastic froth with Jane turning into something half-way between witch and bitch.

Author(s):
Holt, William 1897-1977
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12mo
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
264
Publisher:
Holt Publications
Title:
The Wizard of Whirlaw

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