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Bernieres, Louis De. THE PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER - Harvill Secker 2008

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The Partisan's Daughter by Louis De Bernieres. 2008 - Harvill Secker. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, The Partisan's Daughter by Louis De Bernieres, published in 2008 by Harvill Secker.

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Title The Partisan's Daughter
Author Louis De Bernieres
Publisher Harvill Secker
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2008
ISBN 9781846551413
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 212
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.4

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has red 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 very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has a few small nicks to the edges.

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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Louis De Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres, who lives in Norfolk, published his first novel in 1990 and was selected by Granta magazine as one of the twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. Since then he has become well known internationally as a writer and his sixth novel, Birds Without Wings, came out in 2004. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (1994), won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Novel. A Partisan's Daughter 2008, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and his new book, Notwithstanding: English Village Stories, is published in Autumn 2009.

As well as writing, he plays the flute, mandolin, clarinet and guitar, and performs regularly with the Antonius Players. He was born in London in 1954.

Synopsis of this title

The new novel from the acclaimed author of "Birds Without Wings" and Captain Corelli's "Mandolin" is a love story at once raw and sweetly funny, wry and heartbreakingly sad. Chris is bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. In his forties, he's a stranger to the 1970s youth culture of London, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a hooker into his car. Roza is Yugoslavian, recently moved to London, the daughter of one of Tito's partisans. She's in her twenties, but has already lived a life filled with danger, misadventure, romance, and tragedy. And though she's not a hooker, when she's propositioned by Chris, she gets into his car anyway.Over the next few months Roza tells Chris the stories of her past. She's a fast-talking Scheherazade, saving her own life by telling it to Chris. And he takes in her tales as if they were oxygen in an otherwise airless world. But is Roza telling the truth? Does Chris hear the stories through the filter of his own need? Does it even matter? The deeply moving novel of their unlikely love - narrated in the moment and through recollection, each of their voices deftly realized - is also a brilliantly subtle commentary on storytelling: its seductions and powers, and its ultimately unavoidable dangers.

Reviews of this title


The Guardian
'It's a wise and moving novel, perfectly accomplished.'

'The author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin gives us and bittersweet love story set in Seventies London'

Daily Telegraph
'De Bernieres is a skilful writer, poetic but unforced'

The Times
'De Bernière's mellifluent, clear prose slips through the reader's mind with efficient ease'

Financial Times
'Louis de Bernieres ... strips down the language in this novel to its essential plot'

The Spectator
'by the end I was impressed, moved and touched'

'The success of the novel is in its art of covert narration... the novel is intensely moving and has a measured momentum'

'a bittersweet love story'
'You'll soon be as captivated by Roza's colourful tale as Chris is'
The Good Book Guide
'a bitter-sweet story of missed opportunities'

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