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O'Hagan, Andrew. THE ILLUMINATIONS. London, England: Faber & Faber, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 295 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fifth novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Removable "Autographed Copy" round sticker pasted in front. Presents Andrew O'Hagan's "The Illuminations". "How much do we keep from the people we love? Why is the truth so often buried in secrets? Can we learn from the past or must we forget it? Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth a pioneer of British documentary photography. Her beloved grandson, Luke, now a captain with the Royal Western Fusiliers, is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, part of a convoy taking equipment to the electricity plant at Kajaki. Only when Luke returns home to Scotland does Anne's secret story begin to emerge, along with his, and they set out for an old guest house in Blackpool where she once kept a room" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Andrew O'Hagan collectors. This Autographed Copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Andrew O'Hagan. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest living British writers. A fine copy. . ISBN 0571273653. $80.00

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