According to Mark (Signed copy)
Signed by Penelope Lively
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 218pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Penelope Lively.
A respected literary biographer, Mark is working on the life of Gilbert Strong—a writer about whom he thinks he knows everything. Happily married, and apparently dedicated to a life of letters, he nevertheless falls in love with Strong's granddaughter Carrie, a vague and unsophisticated young woman more interested in bedding plants than books or passion. As Mark's obsessions develop over a hot, complicated summer, he begins to understand that nothing is ever what it seems; not Gilbert Strong, and certainly not himself.
The book is in very good condition with secure binding and clean pages. The dustwrapper is in very good condition also, it has not been price-clipped but does a little sun-fading to the spine. The list of previous title has had a few ticked off.