First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Original navy cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A fine copy, the binding firm, tight and clean, the lightly toned contents clean throughout. Complete with the original fine dustwrapper which has a tiny bit of rubbing to the edges. Not price clipped (£16.99 to the front flap).
Signed by the author in black ink to the title page. This novel set in Leningrad set during the Siege of Leningrad by German forces in World War II was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Whitbread prize. A second instalment, The Betrayal, was published in 2010.
Stock code: 21338