Black Swan – Christopher Hope (Signed and inscribed by the author)

R350.00

– Illustrations by Gillian Barlow –

“The time is in the 1960’s in South Africa – the granite years. A dreamy teenager lives in a large black township on the Highveld. He does not respond to ordinary lessons, but one day sees a film of Swan Lake, and watches in amazement these beings in white, as if from another planet, moving in time to the music.”

Price: 350.00

Edition: First edition

Date published: 1987

Publishers: Hutchinson

ISBN: 0091725429

Condition: Dust jacket and hardcover in very good condition- minor scuff marks to the edges, now covered in a protective plastic sleeve.   Foxing on the end-papers, Ex-library, with relevant stamps and labels glued into the inside cover. Otherwise internally very clean and tightly bound.

Over the course of his career, Hope has earned a number of prestigious writing awards. Cape Drives won Hope the Thomas Pringle Prize and a Cholmondeley Award. A Separate Development was the recipient of the David Higham Memorial Prize. Hope won the Whitbread Prize in 1984 for Kruger’s Alp.

Hope has also been awarded the Professor Alexander Petrie Award, the Silver Pen Award, and in 1992 short listed for the Man Booker Prize with Serenity House.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1990.

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– Illustrations by Gillian Barlow –

“The time is in the 1960’s in South Africa – the granite years. A dreamy teenager lives in a large black township on the Highveld. He does not respond to ordinary lessons, but one day sees a film of Swan Lake, and watches in amazement these beings in white, as if from another planet, moving in time to the music.”

Price: 350.00

Edition: First edition

Date published: 1987

Publishers: Hutchinson

ISBN: 0091725429

Condition: Dust jacket and hardcover in very good condition- minor scuff marks to the edges, now covered in a protective plastic sleeve.   Foxing on the end-papers, Ex-library, with relevant stamps and labels glued into the inside cover. Otherwise internally very clean and tightly bound.

Over the course of his career, Hope has earned a number of prestigious writing awards. Cape Drives won Hope the Thomas Pringle Prize and a Cholmondeley Award. A Separate Development was the recipient of the David Higham Memorial Prize. Hope won the Whitbread Prize in 1984 for Kruger’s Alp.

Hope has also been awarded the Professor Alexander Petrie Award, the Silver Pen Award, and in 1992 short listed for the Man Booker Prize with Serenity House.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1990.

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Weight 350 g