Knock or Ring Michael Nelson

ISBN: 9781939140463

Published: June 18th 2013

Paperback

194 pages


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Knock or Ring  by  Michael  Nelson

Knock or Ring by Michael Nelson
June 18th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 194 pages | ISBN: 9781939140463 | 7.48 Mb

A promising debut. Here is rollicking, yet far from vacuous, entertainment. - Birmingham PostAn amusing and capable first novel. - The ObserverAmusing and racy. The tricks of the trade are woven into a well-constructed plot. - TheMoreA promising debut. Here is rollicking, yet far from vacuous, entertainment.

- Birmingham PostAn amusing and capable first novel. - The ObserverAmusing and racy. The tricks of the trade are woven into a well-constructed plot. - The StarA rattling good novel . . . pleasant hours in the company of men who love books, angling and wine - what better ingredients can one ask from a novel? - The PublisherBusiness is slow at the provincial bookshop owned by young Michael Ransome, which suits him fine, since hed rather be asleep or drunk than at work anyway.

Unfortunately, theres the small problem of earning a living, but Ransome thinks hes found a solution. Sir Jeremy Etchinghams library is set to be auctioned off, and there is a legend that a unique and priceless bibliographical rarity is among its books, a legend which Ransome thinks he alone knows. He is determined to get his hands on this treasure through fair means or foul, but he hasnt reckoned on the Ring, an illegal conspiracy of powerful London book dealers, who have their own designs on the book.

. . .Knock or Ring (1957) was the first novel by Michael Nelson (1921-1990), who was more famous for his second book, the gay classic A Room in Chelsea Square (1958). A very funny and entertaining story of the unexpectedly shady world of antiquarian bookselling, Knock or Ring was well received on its initial release but has never been reprinted until now. This edition includes the original cover art by Sir John Verney and an introduction by London bookseller John Saumarez Smith.



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