Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: London, 1893. Mild-mannered watchmaker Cyril King harbours a secret wish to be an explorer. When he acquires a mysterious timepiece from a notorious criminal, Cyril gets his heart's desire, the clues he finds propelling him halfway around the world on the trail of a fabulous treasure. On the borders of India and Afghanistan, Cyril meets a real-life adventurer who seems to be everything he aspires to. But high in the Karakoram mountains there are lessons to be learned, as nothing is quite what Cyril expects: neither the treasure, nor his companion, nor the life of discovery and excitement which he imagined -- and certainly not the deadly peril into which he stumbles with all the insouciance of the innocent abroad. Meanwhile, intercut with Cyril's account of his 1893 adventures are the letters of famous explorer Sir Paul Linley-Small, written to Cyril from various points of the compass fifteen years later, as Small pursues a rare, perhaps mythical, creature. And as Small's tale grows ever more fantastic, the way in which the two narratives link with one another reflects on the nature of truth and the lives which we envisage for ourselves.
About the Author: Bruno Hare studied film at the Unversity of East Anglia. He went on to work in various parts of that industry, from casting to postproduction, before moving to Norway. His first book, The Three Monkeys, was written over a number of years in primary school, and did not make it to print. The Lost Kings is his first published novel. He now lives in London with his identical twin sons and their mother.
Title: The Lost Kings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Simon & Schuster UK, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ex-library. *EXPRESS DELIVERY AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT* UK Dispatch. Seller Inventory # mon0000096191
Book Description Simon & Schuster UK, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ex-library **EXPRESS DELIVERY AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT** UK Dispatch. Seller Inventory # mon0000144649
Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-libray / Ex-School. EXCELLENT value for money and ready for dispatch. Delivery normally within 3/4 days. Our reputation is built on our Speedy Delivery Service and our Customer Service Team. Seller Inventory # mon0003871278
Book Description London,United Kingdom:Simon & Schuster, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A superb UK first edition, first print hardback in an unblemished dust-wrapper(fitted with a removable, clear, thin film protector).The book has been signed,dated (16.9.2010)and lined with " A very strange piece "all directly to the title page by Bruno Hare.The book is brand new, totally unused and in very fine/very fine condition.All my books are securely wrapped and boxed and are swiftly dispatched within two working days.often less *****please note, I do Not charge extra for books that weigh heavier than an average of 0.9 kilos gross(when boxed) and will reduce shipping costs when processing orders for books that weigh less than 0.9 kilos Gross. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-3390841557
Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. New and unread however light shelf wear to edges of cover. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Seller Inventory # mon0000070271