Buy. Read. Collect.

UK's largest specialist in first edition, signed books. Located in
the world famous Cecil Court.


Join Our Mailing List

Privacy by SafeSubscribe TM

Book Details

Broken - HARDBACK EXCLUSIVE TO GOLDSBORO BOOKS

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed & Dated by the author.

£50.00

Broken - HARDBACK EXCLUSIVE TO GOLDSBORO BOOKS

Author: Daniel Clay

Price: £50.00

Published by: Harper Press

Date Available: 03 March 2008

All of our books have clear protective, removable film on the dustwrapper and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition

 

Details

 

Synopsis

 

SOON TO BE A MAJOR BBC MOVIE.
You thought your neighbours were bad? Wait till you meet the Oswalds. They're crass, cruel and seemingly untouchable. Until, that is, they go one step too far -- and the results begin to tear an entire community apart. Skunk Cunningham is an eleven-year-old girl in a coma. She has a loving dad, an absent mother and a brother who plays more X-Box than is good for him. She also has the neighbours from hell: the five Oswald girls and their thuggish father Bob, vicious bullies all of them, whose reign of terror extends unchallenged over their otherwise quiet suburban street. And yet terrifying though they undoubtedly are, the stiletto-wearing, cider-swilling Oswald girls are also sexy -- so when Saskia asks shy, virginal Rick Buckley for a ride in his new car, he can't believe his luck. Too bad that Saskia can't keep her big mouth shut. When, after a quick fumble, she broadcasts Rick's deficiencies to anyone who will listen, it puts ideas into her younger sister's silly head -- ideas that will see Rick dragged off to prison, humiliated, and ultimately, in his father's words, 'broken' by the experience.From her hospital bed, Skunk guides us through the events that follow, as Saskia's small act of thoughtlessness slowly spreads through the neighbourhood in a web of increasing violence. Skunk watches as her shabby, hardworking father finds love, only for her courageous, idealistic teacher to lose it; as poor 'Broken' Buckley descends into madness, while across the street her brother Jed makes his first adolescent forays into sex; and as her own gentle romance with soft-hearted, tough-talking Dillon struggles to survive against a backdrop that seamlessly combines the sublime and the ridiculous. As we inch ever closer to the mystery behind her coma, Skunk's innocence becomes a beacon by which we navigate a world as comic as it is tragic, and as effortlessly engaging as it is ultimately uplifting, in this brilliant and utterly original debut novel.

Additional Information

Cover Type: Hardback

ISBN: 9780007283323

 
Coming soon
Top Sellers
The Skeleton Road, Val McDermid, signed first edition

Signed by the author

UK First Edition / First Printing

£18.99

The Skeleton Road

by Val McDermid

 

Synopsis

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation, Cold Case Squad ... read more

 

Release 25 September 2014

Publisher Little, Brown

ISBN 978-1408704578

Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£12.99

Broken Monsters

by Lauren Beukes

 

Synopsis

In the city that’s become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. A terrifying new thril ... read more

 

Release 21 August 2014

Publisher Harper Collins

ISBN 978-0007464593

Plague Land, Sarah Sykes, signed first edition

Signed by the author

UK First Edition / First Printing

£18.99

Plague Land

by Sarah Sykes

 

Synopsis

Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when hi ... read more

 

Release 02 October 2014

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 978-1444785777

Coming Soon
Top Sellers
The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

Exclusive to Goldsboro Books, Signed & Numbered First Edition (350) copies

£29.99

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter - JANUARY 2013 BOOK OF THE MONTH

by Malcolm MacKay

 

Synopsis

A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues a... read more

 

Release 17 January 2013

Publisher Mantle

ISBN 978-0230766204

The Fall of Five, Pittacus Lore, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£14.99

The Fall of Five - NUMBERED (x/300)

by Pittacus Lore

 

Synopsis

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO A PUBLISHER ERROR OUR COPIES WILL BE NUMBERED TO 300 INSTEAD OF ADVERTISED 350. The Fall of Five is the heartstopping f... read more

 

Release 10 September 2013

Publisher Michael Joseph

ISBN 978-0718156503

Us, David Nicholls, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£20.00

Us

by David Nicholls

 

Synopsis

David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced One Day in this brilliant, bittersweet new book,... read more

 

Release 09 October 2014

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 978-0340896990

We accept Maestro We accept Mastercard We accept Solo We accept Visa We accept Visa Electron We accept PayPal
  • ©2014. Goldsboro Books Ltd. All rights reserved. | Website design by Empire Elements Ltd.