A Man Made of Smoke

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Author: Stanley Middleton
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Hard Cover

1973 First Edition.    2nd Impression.
 - Hutchison of London.
Cover is hard bound with Dark Brown Cloth. Good Condition..
Dust Jacket is present.  Glossy Finish.  Jacket Photography by Colin Andrews.  Bottom right had of front has tear sticky taped.  Reasonable Condition.
End Papers are intact.  Inside Front and Back Covers are Light Gray woth 1/4 Bone at Page Edge.
Main Text Body : 240 Pages.    Fine and Clean.

Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering.  
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages

Winner of the 1974 Booker Prize for his novel 'Holiday - A Cautious Approach' this prolific writer of 12 novels has well establshed himself a secure and lasting place in the forefro of English novelists,.  He has been highly praised by critics and this book added further to his reputation.  Set in the Midlands like it predecessors it is anothe study of a man in his environment. It follows the retirement of John Riley from the army, his surprise ownership of a small factory, the death of his wife and his dealings with Cooper who continues to undermine him. Taken from Front cover of he jacket, The Times Literary Supplement states - ...'He has again added stature to the form of the novel, helping to keep important areas of feelng open and done much to preseve the credibility and elevance of the art.'




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