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Waters, Sarah. THE NIGHT WATCH. London, England: Virago Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 473 pages. As New.

The author's fourth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2006. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A handsome production by Virago Press: Regular-sized volume format. Pale blue cloth boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Text by Sarah Waters. Matching pale blue slipcase with white titles embossed on both sides. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. "In the fall of 1947, an androgynous woman walks aimlessly through the scarred streets of London, adjusting her cufflinks. An ambulance driver during the Blitz, she now does nothing more dramatic than go to the cinema, arriving midway through a film and watching the second half first: 'People's pasts, you know, being so much more interesting than their futures'. Likewise, this historical novel begins at the end and moves backward, tracing the lives of its characters from peacetime Britain to the early years of the War. The centerpiece of the book is set in 1944, when the characters come fully alive, creeping through blackout London, an apocalyptic landscape of rubble and ash, searchlights and fires. Waters, acclaimed for her Victorian-era romps, has done meticulous research, and renders wartime scenes with unnerving authenticity" (The New Yorker Magazine). A "must-have" title for Sarah Waters collectors. This copy is one of a Limited Edition, and is prominently and beautifully signed in blue fountain pen on the Front Limitation Page by Sarah Waters. This edition sold out shortly after publication. This is one of very few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Finalist for the Booker Prize in 2006 for "The Night Watch". One of the finest living British writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SARAH WATERS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0708809588. $200.00

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