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The Statement by  Brian Moore - First Edition - 1995 - from Syber's Books ABN 15 100 960 047 and Biblio.com

The Statement

by Moore, Brian

Condition: Very Good Condition/Good


Bloomsbury, London, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. IV, 218 pages, last page blank. Gray coloured endpapers. Black coloured faux silk place marker. Black coloured boards with gilt titles on the back strip. A little rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip. The major damage to the book has been to the back book panel, where there has been scattered white marks of unknown origin. Illustrated dustwrapper, with author photograph on the back dustwrapper panel. White and black titles to the front panel and back strip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and the rear dustwrapper panel has become rubbed and shows heavy handling marks. On the verso of the dustwrapper shows multiple small marks of unknown aetiology. A novel set in France, where no-one would suspect the protagonist of being the target of commando hitmen, or a public enemy sentenced twice to death in absentia for wartime crimes. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; France ; ISBN: 0747524009. ISBN/EAN: 9780747524007. Inventory No: 0105627. . 9780747524007

Brian Moore was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1921. He served with the Ministry of War in North Africa, Italy, and France during the Second World War. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 and worked as a newspaper reporter for the Montreal Gazette from 1948 until 1952. While living in Canada, Moore wrote his first three novels, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne , The Feast of Lupercal , and The Luck of Ginger Coffey , the first two set in Belfast, the third in Montreal. In 1959 he moved to the United States, but Canada continued to play a role in his later novels, including I Am Mary Dunne , The Great Victorian Collection , and Black Robe . His many honours included two Governor General’s Awards for Fiction. Brian Moore died in Malibu, California, in 1999. From the Hardcover edition.




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