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SIGNED by AUTHOR. Book is in Very Good condition with purple boards and navy blue spine with gilt lettering. Some soiling to top edge of textblock and fading to top edges of boards. Otherwise tight and clean. Dustjacket is in Fine condition with some yellowing to dj flaps. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic. 196 pgs. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000986
Wicked, irreverent, and utterly charming, Leader of the Band introduces a heroine unabashedly devoted to her own desires. Starlady Sandra, discoverer of the planet Athena, television astronomer, and wife to a humorless barrister, runs off with the leader of the band. He is Jack the sax player, so provocative that it's into the bushes and off with her slinky white dress between sets.
It's love at first sex, and Sandra decides to give up everything to follow Jack and his caravan of motley musicians to France - deserting husband, job, responsibility, and all those fans of her late-night astronomy show.
Leader of the Band is both a picaresque adventure and an acerbic meditation on marital relations; the appeal of love or the appeal of money; the nature of adolescence (in a teenager or a forty-year old); and the quest for fulfillment. Every subject is twisted in delightful ways by Fay Weldon's exuberant wit and wisdom, and - for a while at least - the message is, you can have it all¿if you are not shy about stealing some of it, and if you are willing to make a few sacrifices along the way.
Weldon here creates an audaciously selfish heroine whose unfettered whims lead to a raucous reshuffling of the cards of human morals and mores.
About the Author: Fay Weldon is well-known at home and abroad as a novelist, playwright, critic and screenwriter, several of whose novels have been adapted for film and television, including THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL. For more information about Fay and her work, visit her website: http://www.fayweldon.co.uk.
Titel: Leader of the Band
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine
Signiert: Signed by Author
Auflage: First Edition
Buchbeschreibung Viking, 1988. Hard Back. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. 196 pp, almost fine copy, just small plate on ffep. Unclipped DJ in excellent condition, in protective sleeve. By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FIRST053
Buchbeschreibung Viking Press, New York, New York, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. SIGNED by author in black ink on full-title page. "Wicked, irreverent, and utterly charming, LEADER OF THE BAND introduces a heroine unabashedly devouted to her own desires. Starlady Sandra, discoverer of the planet Athena, television astronomer, and wife to a humorless barrister, runs off with the leader of the band." - DJ. Ships same or next business day. Remainder mark. Head of spine is gently bumped, head edge of boards are lightly faded. Dust jacket protected in plastic archival cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 196 pages; Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3407
Buchbeschreibung New York: Viking, 1989. dj, 1989. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First US printing. Another witty, irreverent, charming and acerbic look at marriage, love, growing up and fantasies. SIGNED on the title page by Weldon. Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread, remainder line.). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 19966