Subscribe to Our Newsletter - Get £5 to Spend
   View our Customer feedback
 UK Based - Ship Worldwide

Charmian Hussey THE VALLEY OF SECRETS First Edition Signed

£12.99
First UK edition, first print hardback published by Hodder Children's Books, London in 2003. Signed by the author on the title page. Full numberline on copyright page.
You will earn 12 points with this purchase
Information
First edition, first print hardback of THE VALLEY OF SECRETS, by Charmian Hussey and published by Hodder Children's Books, London in 2003. Signed by the author on the title page. With full numberline on the copyright page. Illustrated by Christopher Crump. The book was at first privately published with a hardback print run of 225 copies, preceded by 3,000 paperback copies both of which were issued by Saint Piran Press, UK in 2003.

The book is in very good condition (Clean blue boards with white lettering on the spine - couple of small stains to front board, light sticker removal wear to back board, all pretty minimal) with virtually no wear to the unclipped dust jacket. Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Charmian Hussey's highly acclaimed and enthralling novel. Initially she wrote the book for her now grown-up son, and it was his love of wildlife which inspired much of the detail of the story.

"Stephen stood and stared in amazement. He certainly hadn't expected such grandeur. The tall, heavy, iron gates rose up high in front of him – a seemingly impassable barrier … Just as he was turning to set off, a very weird noise rang out: a plaintive, somewhat musical call, echoing through the darkening tree-tops high above his head. “Woomp! Woomp! Woomp!” Stephen froze…"

Abandoned as a baby, Stephen had nearly given up hope of ever finding his family. This epic adventure of the imagination - a life-time's work from a brilliantly talented narrative voice - follows his change in fortunes as he receives an unexpected letter from a strange source and sets off on an unforgettable journey. From a drab room in London, where the rain confirms the greyness of his life, Stephen travels to a Cornish Valley; remote, exquisitely beautiful and heavy with secrets

This unique tale, beautifully decorated with Christopher Crump's highly detailed pen and ink drawings which sweeps from London to Cornwall, to the Amazonian rainforest on a journey which is unforgettable.

386 pages.

ISBN: 0 340 89349 4

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD VIA NOCHEX (SECURE PAYMENT PROCESSOR FOR UK & INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - NO FEES) WE ALSO ACCEPT CHEQUES OR POSTAL ORDERS IN BRITISH POUNDS AS WELL AS BANK DRAFTS ALSO IN BRITISH POUNDS

Please refer to the statement of delivery below:

* Payment by Credit Card or by postal order: item will be posted within 24 hours
* Payment by Cheque/Bank Draft: item will be posted when funds have cleared
* Combined postage if more than one item is purchased


Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Specifications
  • Product Code:
    1012
  • Product Weight:
    0.78kg
Cookie Settings