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This is an auction for THE GIRL IN A SWING by Richard Adams. review:

"FIVE STARS!!! Richard Adams will doubtless always be best remembered for his first novel, Watership Down. Although it seems at first glance a simple, albeit engrossing, story of some rabbits seeking a new home in the face of impending disaster, it is also a gentle yet forceful reflection of the way human societies work. None of his other novels has quite caught the public imagination in the manner of that first one, though his proto-historical fantasies, Shardik and Maia are remarkable in their own ways. Indeed, in a recent interview, Adams declared Shardik his best book. But he is mistaken. His masterpiece, though it is very different indeed from anything else he's published, is THE GIRL IN A SWING of 1980. It is an extended meditation on the nature of beauty, the beauty of sexual love for one thing, but even on the very act of finding and creating beauty in a finite and corruptible world. It is a study in unconditional and transcendent love, white hot in its eroticism, without really containing much explicit sex. And the horror in it is all the more affecting for never being gratuitous or overstated. Adams has given us nothing less than a masterpiece."

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Hardback 1980.

397 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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