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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - together with - Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there - Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], John Tenniel (illustrator)

1870 1872 - Macmillan and Co., London - Early Edition, First Edition
“Whilst Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were intended for children “fresh from God’s hand”, it is equally enthralling and delightfully magical for adults as they follow Alice on her vibrant adventures escorted by her famous companions. Who can possibly not have been carried away into the fantastically crazy world of the Mad Hatter? Or never have heard of Tweedledee and Tweedledum? Who cannot have been struck by Carroll’s love for sophisticated play with words?.” - Stephanie Chan.

A finely bound pair, in which Tenniel’s illustrations, 42 in
Wonderland and 50 in Looking-Glass, perfectly capture Alice’s upside-down world and are considered to be his finest and most enduring achievement. 
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. A Novel - SIGNED - Michael Chabon

2000 - Random House, New York - First Edition
Signed by the Chabon and with hand drawn key of the ‘Escapist’ on the title page.

This magnificent novel won the Pulitzer prize for literature in 2000. The story of a young Jewish artist who escapes from Prague and increasing Nazi persecution, arriving in New York where he finds an outlet for his frustration and concern by illustrating for comic books starting with the ‘Escapist’. The golden era of Super Heroes.
 
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They Do It With Mirrors - Agatha Christie

1952 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition
Miss Marple arrives at her friend Carrie’s sprawling estate to find that it’s been turned into a home for delinquent boys. What’s more, Carrie’s children have taken residence. Then a brutal murder occurs and Miss Marple finds that where there’s smoke, there are mirrors.

Published as ‘
Murder with Mirrors’ in the USA. The basis for the Emmy-nominated movie starring john Mills and Bette Davis. 
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A Pocket Full of Rye - Agatha Christie

1953 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition
‘A tear rose in Miss Marple’s eyes. Succeeding pity, there came anger- anger against a heartless killer. And then, displacing both these emotions, there came a surge of triumph - the triumph some specialist might feel who has successfully reconstructed an extinct animal from a fragment of jawbone and a couple of teeth.’

Yet another case opens up for our distinguished sleuth, when a murder spree befalls a wealthy but troubled family, and the death of an innocent maid Miss Marple knew as a child compels her to investigate. A cracking murder-mystery with everything from poisoned teacups to sinister nursery rhymes- that will keep you up well past a sensible hour.
 
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After the Funeral - Agatha Christie

1953 - Published for The Crime Club by Collins, London - First Edition
The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly - and his sister is convinced it was murder... When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: 'It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it! But he was murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

A Hercule Poirot mystery, published as 'Funerals are Fatal' in America and the basis for the 1963 film '
Murder at the Gallop', although Miss Marple replaced Poirot as the sleuth for the big screen. 
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Incendiary - SIGNED - Chris Cleave

2005 - Chatto & Windus, London - First Edition
‘An al-Qaeda bomb attack on a London soccer match provides the tragicomic donnée of former Daily Telegraph journalist Cleave's impressive multilayered debut: a novel-length letter from an enraged mother to Osama bin Laden. Living hand to mouth in London's East End, the unnamed mother's life is shattered when her policeman husband (part of a bomb disposal unit) and four-year-old son are killed in the stadium stands.’ – Publisher’s Weekly.

‘Arguably the strangest epistolary novel ever written’ –
Newsweek.

True first and limited edition issued two weeks before the trade edition. Signed by the author and with a typed note of thanks. Unfortunately, it was published on the 7 July 2005, the day of the London bombings and most of the major bookshops removed it from their shelves.
 
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The Hunger Games – Catching Fire – Mockingjay - SIGNED - Suzanne Collins

2008 2009 2010 - Scholastic Press, New York - First Editions
‘A brilliantly imagined dystopian novel about the ultimate television reality game for teens’ – Daily Telegraph

‘I couldn’t stop reading’
– Stephen King

A super set of Suzanne Collins’ phenomenally best-selling trilogy, the first two volumes signed by Suzanne Collins,
Mocking Jay with the 2010 stamp of a Mockingjay and her signature (which was used instead of a personal signature due to a hand injury). Set in dystopian Panem, a place once known as North America, in a rich city called the Capitol, which is surrounded by twelve districts, the novels follow the adventures of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who steps forward to take her sister’s place in the dark and brutal live television show, The Hunger Games. 
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RESERVED - Lord Jim. A Tale - Joseph Conrad

1900 - William Blackwood and Sons, London - First Edition, First Issue
‘Considered to be one of the most important novels in all of English literature, Lord Jim tackles those dark questions that haunt the human spirit, questions we dare not admit to ourselves, let alone to others. It explores the nature of courage, the enduring impact of mistakes made in an instant, the indifference of the universe, the complexities of speaking one's truth, and the impossibility of ever truly knowing oneself or another.’ – Terri Beth Miller.

‘Dearest Jack... The end of L.J. has been pulled off with a steady drag of 21 hours. I sent wife and child out of the house and sat down at 9am with a desperate resolve to be done with it. Ten-minute meals. A great hush. Cigarette ends growing into a mound similar to a cairn over a dead hero. Moon rose over the barn, looked in at the window and climbed out of sight. Dawn broke, brightened. I put the lamp out and went on, with the morning breeze blowing the sheets of Mss. all over the room. Sun rose, I wrote the last word...’ – Conrad to John Galsworthy, 20 July 1900.
 
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