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The Care of Time

Ambler, Eric

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ISBN 10: 0374118973 / ISBN 13: 9780374118976
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1981
Condition: Very Good Book Hardcover
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#71/300. Signed by amber on limitation page and inscribed by author on second free end page to 'Walter'. Clean, tight and otherwise unmarked in publisher's slipcase. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023850

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Title: The Care of Time

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good Book

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Slipcase

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Printing.

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Robert Halliday, an American free-lance writer is coerced into negotiations between NATO and the "Ruler," a powerful Persian Gulf sheik of questionable sanity, and finds mystery in each of their interests

About the Author:

Eric Ambler began his writing career in the early 1930s, and quickly established a reputation as a thriller writer of extraordinary depth and originality. He is often credited as the inventor of the modern political thriller. Ambler began his working life at an engineering firm, then as a copywriter at an advertising agency, while in his spare time he worked on his ambition to become a playwright. His first novel was published in 1936 and as his reputation as a novelist grew he turned to writing full time. During the war he was seconded to the Army Film Unit, where he wrote, among other projects, The Way Ahead with Peter Ustinov. He moved to Hollywood in 1957 and during his eleven years there scripted some memorable films, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Oscar nomination. In a career spanning over sixty years, Eric Ambler wrote nineteen novels and was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Passage of Arms in 1960. He was married to Joan Harrison, who wrote or co-wrote many of Alfred Hitchcock's screenplays - in fact Hitchcock organized their wedding. Eric Ambler died in London in October 1998.

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