The Trick of It (Signed copy)
Signed by Michael Frayn
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 172pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Michael Frayn.
He knows everything about her before they meet; more about her nine novels that she does herself. He has devoted his life to studying and teaching them and yet he is four times as clever as she is. Now, as she steps off the train in London, something about her in the flesh sets him thinking. Maybe he has a chance to resolve the one remaining mystery at the heart of things...
Through a series of letters sent by a minor English Literature academic to his old friend in Australia, Frayn combines a vivid and moving study of obsession, with a witty and playful account of what it's like to be on the fringes of the creative process.
Very good condition, with a little fading to the spine and tanning to the page edges and endpapers. Otherwise, a good solid copy.