Venice Midnight - Gyles BrandrethLittle, Brown & Co., 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Nick to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover: “Richard Faber was born early on the morning of Wednesday, 5 October 1949, at the very moment, it turned out, when Donald Hume, small-time racketeer and double murderer, was tipping the segmented body of his first victim out of a light aircraft onto the Essex marshes. Richard Faber was born a thousand miles away from Essex, in Verona, Italy, destined both to become the leading actor of his generation — ‘the Laurence Olivier of his day’ — and to fall in love with a girl half his age: Maisie Rivers, amazing Maisie, strange, beautiful, wide-eyed, wayward, not so much an actress as an enchanted creature from a Celtic fairy tale. ‘There was something wild about Maisie, something dangerous as well as beautiful. It was the danger that attracted Richard. Richard Faber was always drawn to danger. Set in London, Venice and California, in the worlds of theatre, film and high finance, this is the extraordinary story of the fabulous Fabers’, of the scandal of their affair, of their spectacular rise to fame and fortune. And of their dramatic fall.”
Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 249 pages.