A turn in the south

A turn in the south

  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1989
ISBN 0-670-82415-1

£225.00

A Turn in the South is a reflective journey by V. S. Naipaul in the late 1980s through the American South.

Naipaul writes of his encounters with politicians, rednecks, farmers, writers and ordinary men and women, both black and white, with the insight and originality we expect from one of our best travel writers. Fascinating and poetic, this is a remarkable book on race, culture and country.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with very small bruising to the top of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight bruising on the same spot at the top of the spine. The pages and page edges have yellowed slightly.


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V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He came to England on a scholarship in 1950. He spent four years at University College, Oxford, and began to write, in London, in 1954. He pursued no other profession.

His novels include A House for Mr Biswas, The Mimic Men, Guerrillas, A Bend in the River, and The Enigma of Arrival. In 1971 he was awarded the Booker Prize for In a Free State. His works of nonfiction, equally acclaimed, include Among the Believers, Beyond Belief, The Masque of Africa, and a trio of books about India: An Area of Darkness, India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now.

In 1990, V.S. Naipaul received a knighthood for services to literature; in 1993, he was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He lived with his wife Nadira and cat Augustus in Wiltshire, and died in 2018.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with very small bruising to the top of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight bruising on the same spot at the top of the spine. The pages and page edges have yellowed slightly.


Professionally Packed

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