Past Caring

Second printing of Robert Goddard's first book.


Robert Goddard


Robert Hale, London, 1986
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Printing Details

First edition, second printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 501pp.

The author's first novel. 1910: Distinguished MP Edwin Strafford resigns at the pinnacle of his career, removing himself from the public eye. The woman he loves, and for whom he was willing to sacrifice everything, suddenly and coldly rejects him. All the reasons for his fall from grace are shrouded in darkness. Seventy years later, historian Martin Radford is down on his luck when a mysterious benefactor offers him the opportunity of a lifetime: to uncover what exactly happened to Edwin Strafford. But this apparent good fortune swiftly turns into a nightmare. Radford's investigations trigger a violent series of events, which throw him straight into the path of those who believed they had escaped punishment for crimes long past but never paid for...


The book itself is in good condition, the dustwrapper is creased to the top and bottom and along the fore-edge of the front panel. There is a small tear to the wrapper at the head of the spine. It has been price-clipped but is now win a protective sleeve.



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