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Act of Darkness

King, Francis

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ISBN 10: 0316493473 / ISBN 13: 9780316493475
Published by Little Brown and Co., New York, 1983
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page: "Best Wishes, Francis King". DJ has some shelf edge wear. r/m on bottom. $14.95 price on DJ flap. Bookseller Inventory # 003263

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Title: Act of Darkness

Publisher: Little Brown and Co., New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The mysterious murder of a six-year-old English boy in 1930s India destroys the relationship between his parents and stepsister

About the Author:

Born in Switzerland, Francis King spent his childhood in India, where his father was a government official. While still an undergraduate at Oxford he published his first three novels. He then joined the British Council, working in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Finland and Japan, before he resigned to devote himself entirely to writing. For some years he was drama critic for the Sunday Telegraph and he reviewed fiction regularly for the Spectator. He won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Katherine Mansfield Prize and the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year Award for Act of Darkness (1983). His penultimate book, The Nick of Time, was long-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize. Francis King died in 2011.

"One of our great writers, of the calibre of Graham Greene and Nabokov." Beryl Bainbridge

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