Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. ...
Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a 'secret mission' which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one. McEwan's mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love, and the invented self.
Very good in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). 1st UK edition, complete number line. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Book would be fine except for looseness to the front hinge. 336 p. Audience: General/trade. By the Man Booker Prize-, Shakespeare Prize-, Helmerich Award-, and Jerusalem Prize-winning author of 'Amsterdam' and 'Atonement'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a clear protective plastic sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Very good + in very good + jacket. 8vo. 324pp. Signed by Ian McEwan on title page. Head of spine bumped slightly. Light edge wear to top corners of dust jacket. Head of spine bumped slightly. Ian McEwan supposedly took many of the themes used in Sweet Tooth from his own life. Dealing with the social climate of the 1970's through a espionage love story, McEwan looks at the life of a collage graduate enlisted by the goverment to combat communism. Signed by Ian McEwan on title page. * * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.].
As New in As New dust jacket. 8vo; [viii], 323,  pages. 9780224097376. A handsome first edition/first Impression in unread As New condition in alike dustwrapper, SIGNED by author Ian McEwan directly on the title page; Set in the year 1972 and the Cold War far from being over, Ian McEwan has England's legendary MI5 agency recruit Cambridge student Serena Frome to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer, Tom Haley, as part of operation “Sweet Tooth”
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by McEwan on the title page. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
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