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Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo

Higgins, Jack

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ISBN 10: 0002155346 / ISBN 13: 9780002155342
Editore: Collins, London, 1989
Condizione: Very Good Rilegato
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Signed Jack Higgins 1989 to title page, no inscriptions. First edition, first impression. Codice inventario libreria 001174

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Titolo: Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo

Casa editrice: Collins, London

Data di pubblicazione: 1989

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

Edizione: 1st Edition

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A novel of a young man's growth to maturity in post-war Yorkshire. Set in a Yorkshire town called Manningham in 1949, young Oliver Shaw begins a year of amorous adventure. One after another, he collects his dates from the local dance hall, as well as grimly pursuing a career as a schoolmaster.

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Some writers can surprise their fans and win new admirers with a change of pace; this slender yet interminable coming-of-age tale by immensely popular suspense novelist Higgins suggests only that the author shouldn't abandon his career in genre fiction just yet. The abrasively sentimental (and apparently autobiographical) narrative concerns Oliver Shaw, an eager young soldier just out of the British army in 1949 and ready for action of a different kind. " . . . and so," begins the novel, "I decided to devote myself exclusively to the pursuit of women." In this case, it's a fairly trivial pursuit--although Shaw vividly recalls his first time (in fact, his first seven times), the women are an undistinguished, coldly depicted lot--mostly coarse, hard-bitten and insensitive, their unifying characteristic and saving grace seems to be willingness. Between liaisons, Higgins works in a subplot about Shaw's experiences as a schoolteacher and resuscitates a score of postwar cliches. Shaw is also an aspiring novelist, but this self-portrait of the artist as a young stud suggests a fairly mediocre future for him. Major ad/promo; author tour.
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