Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 'Hilary Wainwright, poet and intellectual, returns after the war to a blasted and impoverished France in order to trace a child lost five years before. The novel asks: is the child really his? And does he want him? These are questions you can take to be as metaphorical as you wish: the novel works perfectly well as straight narrative. It's extraordinarily gripping: it has the page-turning compulsion of a thriller while at the same time being written with perfect clarity and precision. 'Had it not got so nerve-wracking towards the end, I would have read it in one go. But Laski's understated assurance and grip is almost astonishing. She has got a certain kind of British intellectual down to a tee: part of the book's nail-biting tension comes from our fear that Hilary won't do something stupid. The rest of Little Boy Lost's power comes from the depiction of post-war France herself. This is haunting stuff.' 'When I picked up this 1949 reprint I offered it the tenderly indulgent regard I would any period piece,' wrote Nicholas Lezard in the Guardian. 'As it turned out, the book survives perfectly well on its own merits - although it nearly finished me. If you like a novel that expertly puts you through the wringer, this is the one.
About the Author: Marghanita Laski was born in 1915 to a family of Jewish intellectuals in Manchester; Harold Laski, the socialist thinker, was her uncle. She is the author of six novels and a celebrated critic. She wrote books on Jane Austen and George Eliot and two books on the nature of ecstasy. She died in 1988. Anne Sebba is a biographer, journalist and former Reuters foreign correspondent. She is the author of American Jennie: the Remarkable Life of Winston Churchill's Mother, published by Norton in 2007.
Title: Little Boy Lost
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
Book Condition: POOR
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins 1949-12, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Poor. This book is published by Cresset Press in 1950. A lot of dirty marks, tears, creases and wear on jacket. Also some wear on cover. Content is fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 042948-4
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins 1949-12, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A few dirty marks and minor shelf wear on jacket. Content is fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 055716-13
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. Hardback book (good +) in dust jacket (good). Former owner's name/address on the first page otherwise the pages are unmarked, in very good condition and fully bound. Some shelfwear on the boards and spine. No bumping on the boards which are still square at all corners. Signs of liquid contact at the top edge of the front panel of the jacker. Generally light shelfwear on the jacket with slightly heavier wear at the top of the jacket spine and the ends of the fore edges (leading edges when book is put on shelf) of the jacket. Price clipped from front flap of jacket. Mailed same or next working day. Airmail used for destinations outside UK. Photo of book can be emailed on request. Seller Inventory # mon0000035637
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020248983733
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 2nd Printing of 1st Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0248983733
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110248983733
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 1949. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0248983733