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If You Liked School, You'll Love Work

Irving Welsh

ISBN 10: 0224075888 / ISBN 13: 9780224075886
Published by Jonathan Cape, 2007
Condition: As New Hardcover
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SIGNED. Like New. 1st/1st. First edition, first printing with complete number line ending in 1. Signed by Welsh on the title page. Book is tight and square with even pages, good tips and clean boards with no bumps. Textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate, embossed seal or markingss and is not BCE, ex-library or remaindered. Dust jacket is unclipped (£18.99) and pristine. Protected in a Brodart cover. Bookseller Inventory # 5052

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Title: If You Liked School, You'll Love Work

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

In his first short-story collection since The Acid House, Irvine Welsh sets us five tricky questions.

In 'Rattlesnakes' how do three young Americans find themselves lost in the desert, and why does one find himself performing fellatio on another while being watched by the bare-breasted Madeline and two armed Mexicans?

Who is the mysterious Korean chef who has moved upstairs to Chicago socialite Kendra Cross, in 'The D.O.G.S. of Lincoln Park', and what does he have to do with the disappearance of her faithful pooch Toto?

In the title story, can Mickey Baker - an expat English bar-owner ducking and diving on the Costa Brava - manage to keep all his balls in the air: maintaining his barmaid Cynthia's body weight at the sexual maximum while attending to the youthful Persephone and dodging his persistent ex-wife and a pair of Spanish gangsters?

By what train of events does Raymond Wilson Butler, writing a biography of a legendary US film director in 'Miss Arizona' come to end up as a piece of movie memorabilia?

And how, in the novella 'The Kingdom of Fife' will Jason King - diminutive ex-trainee jockey and Subbuteo star of Cowdenbeath - fare in the world of middle-class female equestrians, and will he ever enjoy the tender and long-anticipated charms of Jenni Cahill and her remarkable jodhpurs?

All of these questions are posed, and answered, in these five extraordinary stories: stories that remind us that Irvine Welsh is a master of the shorter form, a brilliant storyteller, and - unarguably - one of the funniest and filthiest writers in Britain.

Review:

`The voices are pitched perfectly, particularly in the title story.'
-- Mary Fitzgerald, Newstatesman

'I haven't read anything so entertaining fiction wise for a long
time... Irresistibly funny... Irvine Welsh is superbly comic'
-- Scottish Review of Books

'I hold Irvine Welsh in higher regard than any living Scottish
writer...Welsh excels at the short form.' -- Scotland on Sunday

'Welsh's narrative control is so expert that he can elevate
anything.' -- Literary Review

`This is vintage Welsh with a twist.'
-- The Herald

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