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Goddard, Robert. PLAY TO THE END - Bantam 2004- SIGNED

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Play to the End by Robert Goddard. 2004 - Bantam. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Play to the End by Robert Goddard, published in 2004 by Bantam.

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Title Play to the End
Author Robert Goddard
Publisher Bantam
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2004
ISBN 0593047605
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 332
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.68

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has burgundy boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

The book is signed by the author on the title page with no dedication.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Robert Goddard

Robbert Goddard was born in Hampshire, where he and his wife now live. He read history at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. His previous novels include Into the Blue (winner of the first W.H.Smith 'Thumping Good Read' Award).


Synopsis of this title

Actor Toby Flood, formerly of big and small screen but now seldom seen on either, arrives in Brighton on the first Sunday in December with the other cast members of the Joe Orton play Lodger In The Throat. They have been on tour since September, but hopes of a West End transfer have been abandoned and they are all looking forward to the end of the run the following Saturday. Flood is visited that night by his estranged wife. Jenny, now living with wealthy entrepreneur Roger Colborn, whose country residence, Wickhurst Manor, lies just north of Brighton. Jenny runs a shop in the Lanes and is worried about a strange man who has taken to hanging around outside. Roger has dismissed her concerns, but she wants something done and hopes Toby will agree for old times' sake to follow the man to wherever he lives and get to the bottom of his behaviour. Reluctantly, Flood agrees. Next day he trails the man to his house and confronts him. Derek Osawin is an unemployed loner, who blames Colborn for his father's death from cancer, on account of dangerous practices at the long since closed plastics factory run by Roger and his father, the late Sir Walter Colborn. Many other workers at the factory met a similar fate and Oswin wants to remind Colborn of what he should have on his conscience. But he is also a fan of Flood's and eventrually agrees to lay off. Circumstances nevertheless conspire to draw Flood further and further into Oswin's life. Colborn gets wind of his contact with Jenny and tries to buy him off, but Flood sees only a longed for opportunity to win Jenny back and presses for answers to a host of questions surrounding the death of Sir Walter Colborn seven years earlier. Before he fully understands the risks he is running, Flood finds himself entagled in the mysterious - and dangerous - relationship between the Oswins and the Colborns. The prospects of him surviving until the close of the show suddenly start to look very far from good.

Reviews of this title

quotes'Superbly plotted…the author's manipulation of suspense and surprise rarely fails to dazzle'--New York Times Book Review<p>
'One of Britains finest thriller writers.'--Time Out<p>
'The master of the triple double-cross'--The Times<p>

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