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First and Last (Signed by author)

Frayn, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0413171906 / ISBN 13: 9780413171900
Published by A&C Black, 2003
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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96 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Very clean and tight copy. Record # 455984. Bookseller Inventory # 455984

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Title: First and Last (Signed by author)

Publisher: A&C Black

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

One spring morning a quiet, shy man in his sixties sets out from Land's End to walk the length of his native land. He has never walked more than a dozen miles in his life before, his health is uncertain, his boots are new, and he is too diffident to talk to anyone he meets along the way.

His slow, solitary progress up the spine of Britain is watched by an unseen audience - his family and friends at home. How far will he get before he is forced to give up? Is he being heroic or merely selfish?

As the days of his absence go by the old alliances and quarrels inside the family shift and alter. What emerges is a story about the arbitrariness of human endeavour and about the tenacious complexity of human relationships; about one man's glimpse of the country he lives in; about courage and about love.
First and Last was directed by Alan Dossor in a production for BBC television, with Joss Ackland as the walker.

About the Author:

Michael Frayn is the author of ten novels, including the bestselling Headlong, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and a Booker Prize finalist, and Spies, which received the Whitbread Fiction Award. He has also written a memoir, My Father's Fortune, and fifteen plays, among them Noises Off and Copenhagen, which won three Tony Awards. He lives just south of London.

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