Every Day is Mother's Day - Hilary Mantel 1985 - Chatto &, London - First Edition A fine first edition of Hilary Mantel’s first novel, in the dust jacket without any of the usual fading to the spine lettering and scarce as such. Described by the New York Times as ‘a giddy cocktail of horror and gleeful anticipation’.

‘Set in 1970s England, Hilary Mantel’s first novel is a wild amalgam of social satire and gothic motifs, and also a powerful characterization of the lingering effects of abuse.’ – Narrative.
  ‘Strange…rather mad…extremely funny…she reminded me of the early Muriel Spark’ – Auberon Waugh.

‘Abrasive and amusing…crisp and intelligent’ – Barbara Trapido.

‘What a terrific book’ – Fay Weldon.

References: Narrative Magazine.

Octavo (book size 22.7x15.3cm), pp. 212 [4]. In publisher’s yellow-orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘£8.95 net in UK only’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine but for the usual gentle toning to cheap paper stock and some light bumping to upper corners and spine, in fine dust jacket, very slight rubbing to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 111075   Price: HK$ 8,000