Harry Caldecote is the most charming man you'll ever meet, a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions, swindles and aggressive ...Read MoreHarry Caldecote is the most charming man you'll ever meet, a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions, swindles and aggressive dogs just to keep the peace at the King's pub in Shepherd's Hill. But when the Adams' Institute of Cultural and Commercial History in America offers him the opportunity to do 'whatever he wanted to do' in a picturesque lakeside town, he faces a choice between freedom or responsibility - and whether to take charge of his own life.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Stated First American Edition, First Printing with full number line. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good. Small remainder mark on bottom edge. Small stain on front edge of book. DJ is not clipped. Shelfwear is very minor. DJ protected in Mylar wraps. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
AS NEW in AS NEW jacket. Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 246pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)...............[ CONDITION DETAILS: An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy ( pages very slightly tanned ) in an AS NEW Dust Jacket ].......Unless otherwise noted: 1st Edition means First Printing; books are in the original publishers binding; wrappers (present only if mentioned above) are complete, un-clipped and provided with transparent protectors.
[0-09-174137-8] 1990, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Fine in fine dust jacket. 246pp. Octavo. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine in dust jacket. Blue endpapers. Signed by the author. Signed by Kingsley Amis.
Very Good. Book A signed, first edition of The Folks That Live on the Hill by Kingsley Amis. Kingsley Amis has always been a novelist of biting wit and furious humour. In The Folks That Live on the Hill he moves further into the ground explored in The Old Devils and Difficulties with Girls, a comedy of long defeats and awkward victories. Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981. Condition: Ina navy blue cloth binding in an unclipped dustwrapper in an acetate protective covering. Externally, smart. Dustwrapper is smart with just minor edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. There is an author's signature to the title-page. Overall: FINE in a FINE dustwrapper.
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