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Cape Drives by Hope, C
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Cape Drives by Hope, C



Cape Drives

Hope, C

Book Description: London Magazines Edition, London, 1974. First Edition. Octavo. 50 pp. Inscribed on the title page. Inscription is made out to Jonathan Paton, son of Alan Paton, and is from his library. His name inked on the front free end-paper. A copy of the Author's first book that won the Thomas Pringle Prize and the Cholmondeley Award. Very good with minimal shelf wear. The following information is taken from the Contemporary Writers website. Christopher Hope's poems were first published in Whitewashes (1971), but his first significant publication was Cape Drives (1974), which won the Thomas Pringle Prize and a Cholmondeley Award. His published poetry also includes In the Country of the Black Pig (1981) and Englishmen (1985). His first novel, A Separate Development (1981), was banned in South Africa. A rich, comic satire of the apartheid system, it won the David Higham Prize for Fiction. His other novels include Kruger's Alp (1984), which won the Whitbread Novel Award; The Hottentot Room (1986), set in a London drinking club, a home from home for South African exiles; and My Chocolate Redeemer (1989), the story of an unlikely friendship between a 15-year-old girl and an exiled dictator. More recent novels include Serenity House (1992), a black comedy set in an old people's home in London, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Darkest England (1996). Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Binding: Black Boards + Gilt Spine. Jacket: Very Good +. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory # 00687

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