Ali Shaw : The Girl With the Glass Feet - signed, lined, dated remarqued UK 1st - SOLD OUT
Signed, lined (with a quote from the book), dated & hand-illustrated with a truly beautiful and highly detailed pencil drawing - 1st/1st fine/fine. Illustrated with a beautiful and unique (one-of-a-kind) pencil drawing, very detailed and rare - drawn by the author himself. This debut fantasy has been long-listed for the Guardian First Book award 2009, and has recently won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott award for a debut novel. Synopsis - Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St Hauda's Land. Unusual winged creatures flit around icy bogland; albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods; jellyfish glow in the ocean's depths.And Ida MacLaird is slowly turning into glass. A mysterious and frightening alchemical metamorphosis has befallen Ida Maclaird - she is slowly turning into glass, from the feet up. She returns to St Hauda's Land, where she believes the glass first took hold, in search of a cure. Midas Crook is a young loner, who has lived on the islands his entire life. When he meets Ida, something about her sad, defiant spirit pierces his emotional defenses. As Midas helps Ida come to terms with her affliction, she gradually unpicks the knots of his heart, and they begin to fall in love.What they need most is time - and time is slipping away fast. Will they find a way to stave off the spread of the glass? "The Girl with Glass Feet" is a dazzlingly imaginative and gripping first novel, a love story to treasure. NOTE : I have a couple of these, and the one shown may not be the one you receive. If you need to confirm your copy, please contact me before purchasing.