Shop by Brand
Your Basket
Notice
All images are © books-and-records.com. You may use them as long as you provide a link back to this site.


Apply For A NOCHEX
Merchant Account

To date we have
shipped products
to these countries
:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Russian Federation
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
USA

This week's Top Picks...



Peter Benchley THE DEEP First Edition

Peter Benchley THE DEEP First Edition

Average user rating

Shipping options/prices

1 In Stock

£6.99
Qty:

Item description, condition report, payment options and related products below

First UK edition, first print hardback of THE DEEP, by Peter Benchley and published by Andre Deutsch Ltd., London, in 1976.

The book is in very good condition (Clean speckled coral cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine) with only minor wear to the dust jacket, which is not price clipped (light creasing to the edges, a small foxing spot on the front jacket flap, some tanning inside the jacket). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions. There is slight tanning to page ends.

After graduating from Harvard, Peter Benchley worked as a reporter for "The Washington Post, "then as an editor at "Newsweek "and a speechwriter in the White House. His novel "Jaws "was published in 1974. His articles and essays have appeared in such publications as "National Geographic "and "The New York Times.

Peter Benchley's other books include The Deep (1976), The Island (1979), The Girl of the Sea of Cortez (1982), Q Clearance (1986), Rummies/ (1989), Beast (1991), White Shark, and Shark Trouble. He wrote screenplays for the movie versions of three of his novels and wrote, narrated, and appeared in dozens of television documentaries. Benchley died in 2006.

The Deep was made into a film in 1977 directed by Peter Yates. The film stars Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset, and Nick Nolte. The film was nominated for one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award.

"The Deep has all the drama and suspense that made Peter Benchley's first novel 'Jaws' a worldwide bestseller and the most successful film to date.

The secret which unlocks the story lies on a coral reef off Bermuda. It's a harmless-looking ampoule - presumably from the medicine chest of the schooner Goliath which went down during World War Two. It is found by Gail and David Sanders, honeymooners who chose Bermuda for the diving they love. An agreeable underwater potter, a curious find ... and suddenly Gail and David are plunged headlong into a situation of appalling danger.

It comes from Cloche, the sinister revolutionary whose political pull embraces the island's authorities and whose reputation as a 'bush' magician terrifies the populace. To get his hands on what that ampoule represents, Cloche will stop at nothing. The Sanders' only ally against him is Romer Treece, diver and treasure-hunter extraordinary, who is afraid of nothing in or out of water and has his own good reasons for thwarting Cloche. From him they learn that the 'Goliath' was not the reef's only victim, nor is her cargo its only secret.

What follows is a race against time, a battle of wits against Cloche, and a daring challenge to the sea and the perils it conceals. Peter Benchley writes of the underwater world with breathtaking authority: the terrors that lurk at the edge of the diver's vision, the seductive promise of what may be hidden under the next lump of coral, or the next. And his touch is no less sure with the desperate human drama triggered by that small, apparently harmless object picked up off the sand. The innumerable admirers of 'Jaws' will expect a great deal from 'The Deep'. They will not be disappointed."

251 pages.

SBN: 0 233 96793 1

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.

The Deep by Peter Benchley

 


1 In Stock

£6.99
Qty:
Peter Benchley THE DEEP First Edition {PRODUCT-SHORTDESC}
£6.99

Gallery Images

No Gallery Images Available

Other items you might like

Customer Reviews

These reviews have been submitted by our customers, if you have purchased this product - why not Write a Review.

“Tell us what you think of this product!”

© 2008-2017 Books-And-Records.com
12 Imber Place, Tilshead, Wilts SP3 4SE, UK
Tel: 01980 621634
Data Protection Reg #Z5276463
Visit the mall | The Bookstore Guide

Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions Request Item Undated 20p TAS List Use of Cookies