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

Ghost Portrait

Signed by the author

£16.00

Ghost Portrait

Author: Gregory Norminton

Price: £16.00

Published by: Sceptre

Date Available: 09 May 2005

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

 

This intimate and compelling novel deftly interweaves three periods in the life of 17th-century painter Nathaniel Deller: in 1650, just after Charles I's execution, the young Deller joins a political group too radical even for the Roundheads; ten years later, on the night of Charles II's return from exile, Deller is accused by his former friend Thomas Digby of betraying their ideals; and in 1680, the increasingly blind painter commissions his former pupil William Stroud to finish the portrait of his late wife, knowing this could reignite the romance between Stroud and the daughter he tyrannises. Offering a vivid picture of England during a period of great turmoil, "Ghost Portrait" explores the conflict between public duty and private desire, idealism and ambition.  

Additional Information

Cover Type: Hardback

ISBN: 034083465x

 
Coming soon
Top Sellers
The Emperor Waltz, Philip Hensher, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£18.99

The Emperor Waltz

by Philip Hensher

 

Synopsis

The new novel from Booker Prize-shortlisted Philip Hensher – his most ambitious and daring novel yet. I ... read more

 

Release 31 July 2014

Publisher Fourth Estate

ISBN 978-0007459575

The Bookshop Book, Jen Campbell, signed first edition

Signed by the author

UK First Edition / First Printing

£12.99

The Bookshop Book

by Jen Campbell

 

Synopsis

We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books.   We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, co ... read more

 

Release 16 October 2014

Publisher Constable

ISBN 978-1472116666

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 Afrika Reich

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£20.00

The Afrika Reich

by Guy Saville

 

Synopsis

1952. It is more than a decade since the Dunkirk fiasco marked the end of Britain’s war and an uneasy peace with Hitler. In Africa, t... read more

 

Release 11 February 2011

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 978-144471064L

The Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold, Peter V. Brett, signed first edition

Exclusive to Goldsboro Books, Signed, Stamped & Numbered First Edition (250) copies

UK First Edition / First Printing

£29.99

The Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold

by Peter V. Brett

 

Synopsis

Two exciting short stories set in the engrossing world of The Demon Cycle from bestselling fantasy author Peter V. Brett. ... read more

 

Release 15 May 2013

Publisher Harper Collins

ISBN 978-0007492534

Night Heron, Adam Brookes, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

Exclusive to Goldsboro Books, Signed & Numbered First Edition (500) copies.

£18.99

Night Heron - JUNE 2014 BOOK OF THE MONTH, EXCLUSIVE NUMBERED & STAMPED EDITION

by Adam Brookes

 

Synopsis

A lone man, Peanut, escapes a labour camp in the dead of night, fleeing across the winter desert of north-west China. Two decades earlier, he wa... read more

 

Release 11 June 2014

Publisher Sphere

ISBN 978-0751552485

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.