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Sansom, C.J.. DISSOLUTION - MacMillan 2003

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Dissolution by C.J. Sansom. 2003 - MacMillan. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the rare first shardlake novel, Dissolution by C.J. Sansom, published in 2003 by MacMillan.

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Title Dissolution
Author C.J. Sansom
Publisher MacMillan
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2003
ISBN 1405005424
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 387
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.72

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £14.99. The book also has the wrap-around band, this has some creases particularly to the inner flaps.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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C.J. Sansom

CJ Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a Ph.D. in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. Following on from his remarkable debut, DISSOLUTION, DARK FIRE is the second novel in his Shardlake series, and the third, SOVEREIGN, will be published by Macmillan in 2006. He lives in Brighton.

Synopsis of this title

Henry VIII has ordered the dissolution of the monasteries and England is full of informers. At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control with the murder of Commissioner Robin Singleton. Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer, and his assistant are sent to investigate.

Reviews of this title


The Tablet, August 2003
...the ending is particularly satisfying: guilt is unmasked, but at the same time, as in life, unfinished business remains

Publishers Weekly
With this cunningly plotted and darkly atmospheric effort, Sansom proves himself to be a promising newcomer.

Colin Dexter
This is a humdinger of a whodunnit. Read it!

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