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Expo 58 - signed first edition

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Expo 58 - Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe's brilliant comic novelLondon, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century, and the first to be held since the Second World War.As soon as he arrives at the site, Thomas feels that he has escaped a repressed, backward-looking country and fallen headlong into an era of modernity and optimism. He is equally bewitched by the surreal, gigantic Atomium, which stands at the heart of this brave new world, and by Anneke, the lovely Flemish hostess who meets him off his plane. But Thomas's new-found sense of freedom comes at a price: the Cold War is at its height, the mischievous Belgians have placed the American and Soviet pavilions right next to each other - and why is he being followed everywhere by two mysterious emissaries of the British Secret Service?

Published by Viking in 2013, this is a signed first edition in good used condition with a good unclipped dust jacket (slight wear at top). Signed by the author on the title page.

Item details

Added value:
Signed first edition
Author(s):
Coe, J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
Octavo
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670923710
ISBN-13:
9780670923717
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
Viking
Title:
Expo 58

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Expo 58 - Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe's brilliant comic novelLondon, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century, and the first to be held since the Second World War.As soon as he arrives at the site, Thomas feels that he has escaped a repressed, backward-looking country and fallen headlong into an era of modernity and optimism. He is equally bewitched by the surreal, gigantic Atomium, which stands at the heart of this brave new world, and by Anneke, the lovely Flemish hostess who meets him off his plane. But Thomas's new-found sense of freedom comes at a price: the Cold War is at its height, the mischievous Belgians have placed the American and Soviet pavilions right next to each other - and why is he being followed everywhere by two mysterious emissaries of the British Secret Service?

Published by Viking in 2013, this is a signed first edition in good used condition with a good unclipped dust jacket (slight wear at top). Signed by the author on the title page.

Added value:
Signed first edition
Author(s):
Coe, J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
Octavo
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0670923710
ISBN-13:
9780670923717
Number of pages:
262
Publisher:
Viking
Title:
Expo 58

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