Two short stories - Doctor Slaughter - with - Dr. DeMarr - Paul Theroux 1984 - Hamish Hamilton, London - First Edition, First Illustrated Edition Doctor Slaughter - Men admired and wanted Lauren Slaughter for her striking good looks and ability to please. In London to write a thesis on oil revenue, but needing money, she joins Mayfair's Jasmine Escort Agency, oblivious to danger and quite unaware that money is not all that is involved.

Doctor Slaughter is full of social satire and the promise of violence. It is a Rake’s Progress dazzlingly translated into a late-twentieth-century London.’

Dr. DeMarr - Twins who hated each other from childhood are separated for years. Then George appears on Gerald's doorstep, stays for a week and drops dead. Finding that his brother had been impersonating a society doctor, Gerald is drawn into a world of bogus medicine, discarded mistresses and lethal drugs.

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Dr. DeMarr ‘character is so skilfully defined that even the broadest strokes of the plot (and it does run rather thin and broad toward its conclusion) seem believable, even inevitable’ - New York Times.
  Dr. DeMarr was first published in the UK in 1988 without the illustrations. Doctor Slaughter and Dr. DeMarr were published in America together in a book titled Half Moon Street in 1984.

Reference: PaulTheroux.com.

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  Condition: Doctor Slaughter - Near fine, spotting along top edge, owner’s name to title page, in near fine jacket, wear to corners. Dr. De Marr - fine in fine jacket.   Ref: 106709   Price: HK$ 900