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History of a Pleasure Seeker *SIGNED*

Mason, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0307949281 / ISBN 13: 9780307949288
Published by Vintage Books/Random House, New York, 2011
Condition: As New Soft cover
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305 pp: "To be continued" on final page. '1' present in number sequence on copyright page. Light tan wrappers with title lettering in black, slanted up to the right near top front cover, above an illustration of a plethora of flowers, with green wine bottle and lovely seated, crossed, female legs with night dress superimposed over the flowers, with the whole melange outlined in the shape of a young man's profile. White 1 1/2" "Autographed Copy" sticker still affixed. Flatsigned by author on title page; no previous owner names. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005200

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Title: History of a Pleasure Seeker *SIGNED*

Publisher: Vintage Books/Random House, New York

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:As New

Signed: Flatsigned by Author

Edition: First Paperback Printing.

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Piet Barol has an instinctive appreciation for pleasure and a gift for finding it. When his mother dies, Piet applies for a job as tutor to the troubled son of Europe's leading hotelier—a child who refuses to leave his family’s mansion on one of Amsterdam’s grandest canals. As Piet enters this glittering world, he learns its secrets and finds his life transformed.
 
A brilliantly written portrait of the senses, History of a Pleasure Seeker is an opulent, romantic coming-of-age drama set at the height of Europe’s Belle Époque, written with a lightness of touch that is wholly modern and original.

About the Author:

Award-winning novelist RICHARD MASON was born in South Africa and raised in England. He wrote his first novel The Drowning People the year before he went to Oxford. With the proceeds from the book’s success, he set up the Kay Mason Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children attend the best schools in Cape Town. In 2010 he broadened the KMF’s scope by founding an eco-project in the country’s Eastern Cape. The Lighted Rooms and History of a Pleasure Seeker are the first in a constellation of related novels. The next in the series will follow Piet Barol to South Africa’s Wild Coast. Mason lives between New York, Cape Town and Glasgow, Scotland.

 
www.richard-mason.org

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