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The fatal Englishman : three short lives

Faulks, Sebastian

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ISBN 10: 0091792118 / ISBN 13: 9780091792114
Published by London: Hutchinson, 1996
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Near fine cloth copy in an equally near fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Signed and inscribed copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 309 pages; Description: x, 309 p. , [8]p. Of plates : ill.(some col. ), ports. ; 24 cm. Subject: Wood, Christopher, 1901-1930. Hillary, Richard, 1919-1943. Wolfenden, Jeremy, 1934-1965. Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Air pilots - England - Biography. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 177407

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Title: The fatal Englishman : three short lives

Publisher: London: Hutchinson

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Second Edition.

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A triple biography by the author of "Birdsong". It gives accounts of three extraordinary lives tragically cut short - of Christopher Wood, Richard Hillary and Jeremy Wolfenden - and is also an exploration of three powerful eras of English history, the 1920s, World War II and the Cold War.


"Flawless... Poetic... Superbly portrayed... [Faulks's] feat of phenomenal" (Daily Telegraph)

"A mystery story of rare narrative power" (Financial Times)

"Sebastian Faulks is a master at switching on the emotions of the reader... The spare narrative hides a commitment to his subject which pulls you in and leaves you gasping for those lost lives" (Brian Masters Mail on Sunday)

"Compelling and stunningly written" (The Times)

"Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer" (New York Times)

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