Single & Single-First Edition by John Le Carre

According to The Times Single and Single is an adventure that takes us to the ends of the earth via the rich but often barren landscape of the human heart.




Title: Single & Single-First Edition

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition Fine Hardcover copy with dust jacket now protected in removable cover. True First UK Edition with striking ‘Juggling’ wrap-around dust jacket . artwork by Andy Bridge and issued as a promotional release before the standard trade edition with the usual ‘Staircase’ artwork. Publisher’s red boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Dark-blue end-papers. Gold ribbon marker. The opening line “This gun is not a gun”. NB: this true first edition is sometimes referred to as the Promotional Hardback First Edition. ‘Single & Single’ is a London finance house where a lawyer has just been shot on a Turkish hillside by people whom he thought he was in business. This single event causes a domino effect throughout many of the character’s lives which John Le Carré explores through his thrilling prose. The blurb claims ‘Single & Single’ is John Le Carré’s finest novel in years and the territory of espionage fiction could not be known better by any author. Oliver Single is one of the central protagonists in this novel and is arguably one of Le Carré’s most fascinating characters. Collector’s Item.