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Birds without Wings - a novel by  Louis de Bernires - 1st USA - 2004 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC132066)

Birds without Wings - a novel

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Birds without Wings - a novel

by de Bernires, Louis

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  • hardcover
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Near Fine, 1st USA edition (1st printing), cream boards, red clothbound spine, blue impressed spine titling; antique map printed
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New York: Knopf, 2004. 1st USA. h/b. Near Fine, 1st USA edition (1st printing), cream boards, red clothbound spine, blue impressed spine titling; antique map printed on pastedowns; text block firm, pages unmarked and crisp, v. light bumping on edges. Unread.. 8vo (230 x 150 / 9"" x 6""). Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the Goatherd, who has courted her since infancy. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, it is an enchanting masterpiece.

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bookseller
Inklings & Yarnspinners GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
IYC132066
Title
Birds without Wings - a novel
Author
de Bernires, Louis
Format/binding
H/b
Book condition
Used - Near Fine, 1st USA edition (1st printing), cream boards, red clothbound spine, blue impressed spine titling; antique map printed
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st USA
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2004
Pages
554
Keywords
1st, fiction, historical fiction, de Bernieres, Turkey
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.95 g
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9\"\" x 6\"\")

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INKLINGS & YARNSPINNERSA new online bookshop forFIRST & SIGNED EDITIONS, RARE BOOKSA particular focus on:- The Oxford Inklings with their Friends & Influences (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Barfield, Williams, Chesterton, Macdonald, Sayers, etc)- Great 20th Century Novelists (e.g. Graham Greene & John le Carré; Anthony Powell & Evelyn Waugh; P. D. James etc)- Great 20th Century Poets (e.g. T. S. Eliot, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Stevie Smith, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas, etc)- Christian Theology (e.g. from library sales)

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