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The Fisher King - Anthony Powell

London: Heinemann, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a nice copy.

From the cover: “The Fisher King, a mysterious figure in the Arthurian Legend, had been maimed in battle. His only pastime was fishing. Also emasculated by a war wound — and finding relaxation in fishing — is the celebrated photographer, Saul Henchman. Henchman, accompanied by Barberina Rookwood, a beautiful dancer much younger than himself, who has given up her career for him, are on a cruise round the British Isles. Their story is seen for the most part through the eyes of Valentine Beals, a writer of historical thrillers. Beals is haunted with the idea that Henchman is a contemporary version of the Fisher King, whose mystic destiny involves in love, ambition, desire, sacrifice, an incongruous cast of fellow-passengers.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.