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Foreign Land

by RABAN, Jonathan

Condition: Fine /Fine


Viking. Hardcover. 0002229188 British first edition, second printing. . Published by Collins Harvill in 1985. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition with no bumps or marks. The binding is straight and tight. Pages are lightly browning. NO remainder mark. Oversize and heavy items may require additional postage. All books are marked down 35% until February 1, 2019. Start stocking up now! . Fine. 1985. First Edition.

From Jonathan Raban, the award--winning author of Bad Land and Passage to Juneau, comes this quirky and insightful story of what can happen when one can and does go home again.For the past thirty years, George Grey has been a ship bunker in the fictional west African nation of Montedor, but now he's returning home to England-to a daughter who's a famous author he barely knows, to a peculiar new friend who back in the sixties was one of England's more famous singers, and to the long and empty days of retirement during which he's easy prey to the melancholy of memories, all the more acute since the woman he loves is still back in Africa. Witty, charming and masterly crafted, Foreign Land is an exquisitely moving tale of awkward relationships and quiet redemption.From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Bookseller: The Book Scouts US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8505891
  • Title: Foreign Land
  • Author: RABAN, Jonathan
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0002229188
  • ISBN 13: 9780002229180
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1985


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