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Synopsis: As a child, David Reynolds developed a fascination with the mysterious disappearance of his long-dead grandfather. Over the years he has pieced together the story: of tragic romance in Victorian London, and of the harsh lives of turn-of-the-century Canadian homesteaders. He recounts the tale with grace and humour, introducing a colourful cast of family patriarchs, cockney urchins and music hall artistes. All of this contrasts with the story of David's own childhood, of his thoroughly enjoyable mispent youth in the swinging London of the 1960s, and of his sometimes uncertain relationship with his father, a complex man best encapsulated as a warm-hearted monster.
About the Author: David Reynolds was born in London and grew up there and in Buckinghamshire. He was trainee sub-editor on the underground magazine Oz and the editor of the National Secular Society's weekly newspaper, The Freethinker, before graduating as a mature student from LSE. He worked in book publishing for many years and in 1986 was one of the founders of Bloomsbury Publishing, where he was Deputing Managing Director and Publishing Director (Non-Fiction) until he left in 1999 to concentrate on writing. He is married, lives in London and has three daughters.
Title: Swan River
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Nov 09, 2001. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Ships within 24 working hours. Bookseller Inventory # 0330391763
Book Description Picador 2001 356pp hardback with gift inscription by author, back corners very slightly bumped, outside page edges very slightly marked, text unmarked, undamaged corner clipped dustwrapper, a very good clean tight copy Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 55301
Book Description Macmillan, London, 2001. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine DJ. First edition. Creasing to dj edges. Bookseller Inventory # 4850
Book Description Picador, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable jacket. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; Signed by author; good condition; signed by author; unclipped jacket has a few minor tears and creases; navy blue boards with gilt titling; clean pages. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 70005jga021
Book Description Picador 2001, 2001. New first edition hardback. Fine and unread. Bookseller Inventory # A171846
Book Description Picador, London, 2001. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First. Hardcover in DJ . BRAND NEW from publisher . Never opened, Never owned, Never marked . Excellent Gift Giving quality . Jacket protected in New, clear, non-stick mylar sleeve . 352 pages . As a child, David Reynolds developed a fascination with the mysterious disappearance of his long-dead grandfather . He interrogated relatives, read diaries, and , over time , slowly pieced together a spellbinding true story . The trail led from Dalston in London's East End to a remote town on the edge of the Canadian prairies, by way of a tragic romance in Victorian London, and the harsh life of an impoverished exile .In these pages Reynolds tells how he unearthed the colourful story of his East End forebears as he came of age in the wildly contrasting milieu of London in the swinging sixties . Family members from four generations are beautifully drawn - from his great aunt, a music-hall artiste who walked on her hands while playing the violin with her feet, to Reynolds' own father, a complex man best described as a warm-hearted monster . Humorous, nostalgic and beautifully written, Swan River poignantly plays out the themes of love, loss and the human need for roots and dignity that exists in every age . " Swan River - A Family Memoir " . by David Reynolds . published by Picador , London , 2001 . Hardcover in Dustjacket . Brand New Gift Giving quality *** Securely packed for safe delivery ~ We've been shipping books across North America & around the world, since 1965 ~ Family owned & operated for more than 40 years ~ Online sellers for more than 10 years ! ***. Bookseller Inventory # 4760
Book Description Picador / Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd, London, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Jacket by Stuart Haygarth (illustrator). 1st Edition. First edition, first impression with full number line. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, WITHOUT DEDICATION, ON TITLE PAGE. some minuscule edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, not price clipped (£15.99), no other inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy, looks unopened, unread. 355pp, illustrated. As a child, David Reynolds developed a fascination with the mysterious disappearance of his long dead grandfather. Over the years he has pieced together the story, of tragic romance in Victorian London, and of the harsh lives of turn of the century Canadian homesteaders. He recounts the tale with grace and humour, introducing a colourful cast of family patriarchs, cockney urchins and music hall artistes. All of this contrasts with the story of David's own childhood, of his thoroughly enjoyable mispent youth in the swinging London of the 1960s, and of his sometimes uncertain relationship with his father, a complex man best encapsulated as a warm hearted monster. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 005343
Book Description Picador, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0330391763
Book Description Picador, London, United Kingdom, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Flat signed by author on title page. Clipped d/j. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 23662