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Family Romance - signed first edition

£30.00

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Family Romance is a memoir in which John Lanchester joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets and the shape of their shared life. From his grandparents' beginnings in rural Ireland and colonial Rhodesia, Lanchester navigates through his parents' lives: his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun and her adoption of a new identity. Lanchester illuminates their characters and Julia's motives with moving insight. Family Romance is a book about reticence and its costs. It is a story about love and fearing the strength of your own feelings; about family ties, and the flight from family, and the deep human need to keep secrets.
The dustjacket is slightly damaged at the front - as if it has had a sticker on it. Otherwise it is in very good condition. The hardback cover is very good apart from some bumping at the ends of the spine. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. It is signed by the author on the title page.
First published 2007, we believe this to be a first edition.

Item details

Added value:
dustjacket, signed, FE
Author(s):
John Lanchester
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 22.3 x 3.3 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571234402
ISBN-13:
9780571234400
Number of pages:
394
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Family Romance - signed first edition

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Family Romance is a memoir in which John Lanchester joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets and the shape of their shared life. From his grandparents' beginnings in rural Ireland and colonial Rhodesia, Lanchester navigates through his parents' lives: his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun and her adoption of a new identity. Lanchester illuminates their characters and Julia's motives with moving insight. Family Romance is a book about reticence and its costs. It is a story about love and fearing the strength of your own feelings; about family ties, and the flight from family, and the deep human need to keep secrets.
The dustjacket is slightly damaged at the front - as if it has had a sticker on it. Otherwise it is in very good condition. The hardback cover is very good apart from some bumping at the ends of the spine. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. It is signed by the author on the title page.
First published 2007, we believe this to be a first edition.

Added value:
dustjacket, signed, FE
Author(s):
John Lanchester
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 22.3 x 3.3 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571234402
ISBN-13:
9780571234400
Number of pages:
394
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Family Romance - signed first edition

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