Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

The great fire - First edition

£8.99

Product description

The Great Fire- 2003 First Edition
This is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter.
At the centre of the story is Aldred Leith, a brave and brilliant soldier, who finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. Helen Driscoll, a young girl living in Occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love with him, and in the process discovers herself.
Twenty years in the writing, The Great Fire is a triumphant novel of lives shadowed by war and redeemed by love.
This copy is in excellent condition throughout. The dust jacket is completely unmarked, the inner pages are yellowed with age.

Item details

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1860498906
ISBN-13:
9781860498909
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virago

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

The Great Fire- 2003 First Edition
This is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter.
At the centre of the story is Aldred Leith, a brave and brilliant soldier, who finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. Helen Driscoll, a young girl living in Occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love with him, and in the process discovers herself.
Twenty years in the writing, The Great Fire is a triumphant novel of lives shadowed by war and redeemed by love.
This copy is in excellent condition throughout. The dust jacket is completely unmarked, the inner pages are yellowed with age.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1860498906
ISBN-13:
9781860498909
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Virago

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.70

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Hampstead

We are a specialist Oxfam bookshop handily located just opposite the Hampstead underground station and easy to reach via the Northern Line. We stock a wide selection of books from modern fiction, travel and leisure to more specialist subjects such as Art, History, Literature and rare & collectable books. We also have music department stocking CDs, DVDs, Sheet Music and good quality vinyl selection of various genres. In addition to these areas the Hampstead Bookshop carries a good selection of the Oxfam Unwrapped gift range.

View Shop