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MR. PHILLIPS by  John Lanchester - First Edition - 2000 - from Abbey Antiquarian Books (SKU: F73889)


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by Lanchester, John

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London: Faber & Faber 1st edition first printing, 2000. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Octavo boards in dust jacket (near fine in near fine dust jacket) 247pp no marks or signs of use. *Lanchester's second novel. The previous book won the Whitbread first novel award, the Hawthornden prize, the Betty Trask prize and was translated into 20 languages. Here is the second novel in as new condition.


Mr. Phillips wakes on a summer's Monday morning in his modest, nearly mortgage-free house, ready to face another ordinary working day. Except this day is far from ordinary, for on the previous Friday, Mr. Phillips was summarily sacked. Unable to deal with this disaster--unable even to tell his own wife--Mr. Phillips rises at his usual hour and prepares himself for the job he no longer has. As he wanders the streets of London, what he sees triggers memories. Gradually a picture develops of a decent man who, only days before, knew exactly who and what he was--husband, home-owner, father, valued employee--and on this day wonders who and what he can become. Using the bits and pieces of one man's past, John Lanchester has drawn a fully dimensional life and, in the process, made in Mr. Phillips an Everyman for our times.


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Abbey Antiquarian Books GB (GB)
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Lanchester, John
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Used - Fine
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Very Good
Faber & Faber 1st edition first printing
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novel first edition
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Fiction and Poetry;

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About Abbey Antiquarian Books

We are antiquarian booksellers established in Gloucestershire, England for over twenty years. We have general stock and specialise in early illustrated and children's books and pop-ups. We are members of PBFA.


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