Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1973

£100.00

Christie Malry is a simple man. As a young accounts clerk at a confectionery factory in London, he learns the principles of double-entry bookkeeping. Frustrated by the petty injustices that beset his life - particularly those caused by the behaviour of authority figures - he determines a unique way to settle his grievances: a system of moral double-entry bookkeeping.


So, for every offence society commits against him, Christie exacts recompense. 'Every Debit must have its Credit, the First Golden Rule' of the system. All accounts are to be settled, and they are - in the most alarming way.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with a slight lean in the spine and two indentations on the front panel. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket which has started to yellow and has some very slight bruising along the top of the spine.

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B. S. Johnson

Bryan Stanley Johnson was born in 1933, and was an English experimental novelist, poet and literary critic. He also produced television programmes and made films.

Once he graduated from Kings College London, Johnson wrote a series of increasingly experimental and often acutely personal novels that would now be considered visual writing.

After his first few published novels, Johnson's work became progressively even more experimental. The Unfortunates (1969) was published in a box with no binding (readers could assemble the book any way they liked, apart from the chapters marked 'First' and 'Last' which did indicate preferred terminal points) and House Mother Normal was written in purely chronological order such that the various characters' thoughts and experiences would cross each other and become intertwined, not just page by page, but sentence by sentence.

He won the Eric Gregory Award in 1962.

Johnson also made numerous experimental films, published poetry, and wrote reviews, short stories and plays. For many years he was the poetry editor of Transatlantic Review.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with a slight lean in the spine and two indentations on the front panel. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket which has started to yellow and has some very slight bruising along the top of the spine.

This book is located in our Brighton store and may take longer for delivery.


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.