An extremely scarce, signed first edition of Julian Barnes' detective fiction series featuring the detective and ex-policeman'Duffy'. First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, Very Scarce. This book weighs 0.75 KG when packed. Signed by Barnes under his pseudonymous name Dan Kavanagh.
This novel was issued the same year as'Metroland', Barnes' debut novel which was published under his own name. He wrote this work under the pseudonym as it was liberating and allowed him to indulge in'fantasies of violence' that he could not write under his own name, as he stated in a 2014 Guardian interview.
Reviews for this work comment on the use of callous rhetoric, a far cry and contrast from Barnes' novels issued under his own name. Under the name Kavanagh, Barnes allows himself a different literary personality.
The Duffy novels were only reissued in 2014, over thirty years since their initial publication. Any edition of the work is extremely scarce, and we have a fine first edition here.The character Duffy is dubbed as being one of Britain's first openly bi-sexual detectives. This first novel explores the'seedy underbelly of soho'.
There were four Duffy novels total,'Duffy','Fiddle City','Putting the Boot in' and'Going to the Dogs'. Duffy was a bisexual investigator well acquainted with the delicate balance between the law and outlaw in Soho's Golden Mile.
It had been four years since he left the force, his career cut short when someone mysteriously framed him... He wondered why the police were bungling their surveillance.
An unusual, and very scarce work of Detective Fiction. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear.Pages are bright and clean. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy. Some more serious faults as will. Be described in the condition report under'condition.
Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults. Leaving a compromised copy even after repair.Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them. Major defects will be described. Please ask for details and conditions. Please note we cannot accept USD cheques. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "the-mad-librarian" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.