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Green, Sally. HALF BAD. London, England: Penguin Books, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 388 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. Published in a regular first print run that sold out shortly after publication. Removable "Signed By The Author" orange sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. The book is very beautifully produced indeed, on archival stock paper, with silver boards, matching silver ribbon marker, silver circles on the page edges, and silver pictorial DJ, as we have come to expect of British publishing. Presents Sally Green's global bestseller. It is the first book of a projected "Half Bad" trilogy. "In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White Witches, who are good; Black Witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both [hence the novel's and trilogy's title]. Nathan's father is the world's most powerful and cruel Black Witch. His mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch, or else he will die. In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, 'Half Bad' is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Sally Green and Modern Fantasy collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Sally Green. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title will become highly collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the true First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. As of 2014, there are no signed copies of the American Edition because Sally Green has not visited the United States. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living British writers. A fine copy. . ISBN 0670016780. $70.00

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