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A Great Deliverance - the True 1st USA Edition. Her First Book  (Author's  SIGNATURE Enclosed) by  Elizabeth George - Signed First Edition - 1988 - from Sue Lloyd-Davies Books (SKU: 114571)

A Great Deliverance - the True 1st USA Edition. Her First Book (Author's SIGNATURE Enclosed)

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A Great Deliverance - the True 1st USA Edition. Her First Book (Author's SIGNATURE Enclosed)

by George, Elizabeth

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New York Toronto London: Bantam Press. Very Good in Fine dust jacket. 1988. 1st USA Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0553052446 . This FIRST US Edition which precedes the 1st UK Edition. Enclosed with the book is a loose white 'sticker' label with Elizabeth George's Signature written on it in black. This can obviously be stuck anywhere on the book, but for now it's loose. (Maybe to be used to present it to a relative/friend? ). Cherry red cloth spine and paper covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. A few 'smudge' and tiny marks to the paper boards and a paler stain to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dustjacket. The d/j is NOT price clipped and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover. Very clean page fore-edges, which are, as published, irregularly sized, and have a tiny bit of toning to the more exposed edges - negligible. Looks Unread. Internally NO Inscriptions or marks. (12) + 305 pp. The Author's marvellous debut crime novel introducing Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - FG 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. This First American Edition Pre-dates the First UK Edition. The Author's Debut novel. " Fat, unlovely Roberta Teys is found beside her father's headless corpse, wearing her best dress and with an axe in her lap. Her first words are: 'I did it. And I am not sorry' and she refuses to say more...." . The book is not 'signed' per se - but has a loose label with her signature written on this, ready to be placed in the book. See Images. ; Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author .


Elizabeth George’s first novel, A Great Deliverance , was honored with the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel Awards and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Her third novel, Well-Schooled in Murder , was awarded the prestigious German prize for suspense fiction, the MIMI. A Suitable Vengeance, For the Sake of Elena, Missing Joseph, Playing for the Ashes, In the Presence of the Enemy, Deception on His Mind, In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner, A Traitor to Memory , and I, Richard were international bestsellers. Elizabeth George divides her time between Huntington Beach, California, and London. Her novels are currently being dramatized by the BBC. From the Trade Paperback edition.


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A Great Deliverance - the True 1st USA Edition. Her First Book (Author's SIGNATURE Enclosed)
George, Elizabeth
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second hand - Very Good in Fine dust jacket
1st USA Edition; First Printing
Bantam Press
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New York Toronto London
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0553052446, A Great Deliverance By Elizabeth George, The First Inspector Lynley Book, With Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers
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