Sour Sweet

Timothy Mo's second novel, together with Ian McEwan's screenplay


Timothy Mo, with screenplay by Ian McEwan


Andre Deutsch, London, 1982
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 251pp.

Written as a 'sour sweet' comedy the story follows the tribulations of a Hong Kong Chinese immigrant and his initially reluctant wife as they attempt to make a home for themselves in 1960s London It was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for 1982, and shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction.

Also included is a first paperback edition of Ian McEwan's screenplay of the novel (Faber, London, 1988. Good condition, worn to the edges, small pen mark to pages' bottom edge).


The book is in good condition, with a little a little tanning to the pages. The dustwrapper has not been price-clipped.





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