Jonathan and Emma seem to have every opportunity of leading the decent life, as defined traditionally by many previous generations. But even provincial life can be precarious. Sudden violence can craze the most serene surface and when it does, Jonathan and Emma are drawn to a fuller understanding.
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Book Description HUTCHINSON, 1996. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9664772
Book Description HUTCHINSON, 1996. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP27975269
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002754592
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800917922064.0
Book Description Hutchinson, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition, VG++ in nr fine unclipped dw. No inscriptions. Pages a little tanned. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18509955465
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 51/2 x 9ins. Board covers in black, gilt titles. Solid binding, corners sharp, unmarked. Interior unblemished, no annotations, no inscriptions though the page edges and page block are beginning to turn light brown. This novel by Booker prize - winner of 1974 (jointly with Nadine Gordimer) returns to themes explored in previous works : provincial life, academic background, healing creativity from the arts and literature, all that one expects from a writer sometimes called ¿ the Chekhov of suburbia¿. Bookseller Inventory # 000646
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1996 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1996. 8vo. pp 248. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. Modern fiction.ISBN: 0091792207 Fine in fine dust wrapper. No inscriptions, not price-clipped. Bookseller Inventory # C17472
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First impression of the true first edition with full number-string sequence including the no. "1": 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. ***Near fine in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Tiny 1mm tear and crease to bottom corner-tip of page 231-2. No inscriptions. No foxing. Paper slightly browned. Pages clean. Spine tight. In a near fine colour illustrated dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing publisher's original price of £15.99. Rear panel of dustwrapper very slightly rubbed and discolored (being white background). Spine and front and rear panels of dustwrapper bright. ***248 pages. 224mm x 144mm. ***'Stanley Middleton's reputation as the foremost chronicler of English Midlands provincial life is further burnished by his latest novel, Live and Learn, which explores the expanding possibilities the world offers to a young couple Jonathan and Emma. ***Jonathan, a twenty-eight-year-old academic and a keen rugby player, and Emma, a solicitor daughter of a methodist parson, seem to have every opportunity of leading the decent life, as defined traditionally by many previous generations. There are the usual compromises and adjustments to be made in work and leisure, the usual satisfaction and fulfilments, the usual processes of living and learning. ***But life, even solid provincial life, can be more precarious and extreme than it at first appears. Sudden violence, even murder, can craze the most serene surface, as Jonathan and Emma discover. And in the process they come to a fuller understanding of how complex even the most straightforward life really is.' (Quote from inside front of dustwrapper blurb). ***'Middleton is a born writer; unpretentious, discerning, intelligent, and virtually incapable of writing a duff sentence. He is the Chekhov of suburbia; I recommend him' James Runcie. (Quote from the rear of dustwrapper blurb). ***First impression of the true first edition in its original dustwrapper of interest to collectors of stanley Middleton. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory # 3446
Book Description Hutchinson London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition... In 1976 Stanley Middleton won the Booker Prize. He was a prolific writer who built up his readership with his addictable prose style and his ability to make the ordinary extraordinary. Ronald Blythe wrote We need Stanley Middleton to remind us what the novel is about. And Isobel Quigley wrote, A rocklike example of excellence. His signed first editions are much valued and sought out by the discerning collector, and this is a superb example. It is simply signed, without a dedication, on the title page, and the book is in an unread condition, and inside a perfect protected jacket Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7680481491