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The Travelling Hornplayer

by Trapido, Barbara

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(London: Hamish Hamilton, 1998). 8vo; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 245. Very good condition; lower panel of dustwrapper slightly rubbed; spine a little cocked; previous owner's name and penned code on front free endpaper. "Shifting from Worcestershire to Rome, from Edinburgh to Northumberland, from London to the Cotswolds, The Travelling Hornplayer is peopled with characters whose lives become twisted together through bonds of passion, friendship and bereavement. In this fable of love and loss, marriage and music, award-winning author Barbara Trapido weaves a powerful tragi-comic story that moves towards a breath-taking denouement." .


Barbara Trapido was born and educated in South Africa and moved to London in 1963. She now lives in Oxford with her family. Her first novel, Brother of the More Famous Jack , one of the most highly acclaimed first novels of the eighties, was awarded a special prize for fiction at the Whitbread Awards in 1982; her second novel was Noah's Ark , published in 1985; while her third, Temples of Delight , to which Juggling , published in 1994, is a sequel, was shortlisted for the 1990 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award. Her most recent book is The Travelling Hornplayer .


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Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA ZA (ZA)
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The Travelling Hornplayer
Trapido, Barbara
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(London: Hamish Hamilton, 1998)
Modern First Editions. Barbara Trapido. South African writers. Modern First Editions
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About Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA

Christison Rare Books operates as a mail order business, based in Port Elizabeth. We are members of IOBA and SABDA. Whereas we stock thousands of books on a wide variety of subjects, our focus has always been on SE Africa - its peoples, wildlife and history. The store is managed by Lindsay Christison. Although we do not run an open book shop, prospective customers who would like to examine items described in our on-line list of stock are welcome to make an appointment.


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