Signed & dated by Sally Vickers to the title page. Uncorrected proof copy in fine, unread condition. All books are swathed in biodegradeable bubble wrap and posted in strong, custom made book boxes to ensure undamaged delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 007639
Synopsis: When a man dies and leaves behind a wife and a mistress, we expect certain responses to follow. But as the narrator of Salley Vickers's second novel explains, "this is not an account of feminine jealousy, or even revenge, and not all human beings (not even women) conform to the attitudes generally expected." Indeed, in this ironic and witty novel nothing is quite as we expect to find it. Telling the story of Bridget Hansome and Frances Slater, Vickers brings to life a loving marriage and a love affair that exist side by side for years - and continue to reverberate after secretive, generous, sexually prodigal Peter Hansome dies suddenly in a car accident, on his way home from an assignation with yet another lover, about whom neither woman knows.
While Frances, a London art dealer and sometime artists' model, gradually makes friends with the older, Shakespeare-loving Bridget, these two unconventional women start to learn the whole truth (or almost the whole truth) about the man whose death brought them together and whose ghost watches over them still.
Wise, wry, and intellectually playful, Instances of the Number 3 explores the mysterious power of triangles in love, art, and theology. It confirms Salley Vickers as one of the most intelligent new voices in British fiction.
About the Author:
Salley Vickers's novels, Instances of the Number 3 and Miss Garnet's Angel, have been acclaimed bestsellers in Britain. A former university lecturer in literature, she is a trained analytical psychologist and lectures widely on the connections between literature, psychology, and religion. She lives in London and Bath.
Title: Instances of the Number 3; SIGNED & DATED ...
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2001. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Signed by the author. Unread and in very nice condition. Signed by Author. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 006426
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this hardcover book in a Fine Dust-Jacket.(AS NEW) Not price clipped and this copy has been SIGNED by the Author without dedication to any person on the Title Page.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.Lovely clean bright unfaded copy.The dust-jacket comes well protected in a cover sleeve.Lovely signed copy for the collector of this unread title 8vo 307pp First Edition 1st Impression. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 58407
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2001. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Very nice copy of this novel from Vickers, SIGNED on the title page. Not otherwise inscribed or price-clipped Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 013776
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2001. Original Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. Very slight spine lean. Dent in edge of rear of boards. Light trace of pencilled price on front free endpaper. Light surface wear and edge creasing to jacket. First printing. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 006281
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First UK Edition, First Printing. Signed and inscribed (" to Ian" ) on the title page. An unread copy with no faults. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 005128
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of MISS GARNET'S ANGEL, the story of a mysterious triangle between a man, his wife and his mistress -- and two other people he may have known. Fine/Fine. Signed by Vickers on the title page. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 4426
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2001. Condition: Very fine in like dj. First Edition. First Edition. A Novel. Signed by Vickers on the title page. Author of MISS GARNET'S ANGEL. A man's death brings together his widow and mistress. 8vo boards. Seller Inventory # 15279