Saturday - with - Solar - Ian McEwan 2005 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition A brace of fine first editions.

Saturday – Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, what troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat....

‘A book of great moral maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday... Artistically, morally and politically, he excels’. -
The Times.

Solar –
When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, this is a story of one man's greed and self-deception; a darkly satirical novel showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.

‘A stunningly accomplished work, possibly his best yet... both funny and serious, light and dark, morally engaged and ironically detached’ –
Financial Times.
  pp. [8] 279 [1]; [10] 285 [2].   Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.   Ref: 106675   Price: HK$ 900