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Violent rebellion comes to London's middle classes in the extraordinary new novel from the author of Cocaine Nights and Super-Cannes.
When a bomb goes off at Heathrow it looks like just another random act of violence to psychologist David Markham. But then he discovers that his ex-wife Laura is among the victims. Acting on police suspicions, he starts to investigate London's fringe protest movements, falling in with a shadowy group based in the comfortable Thameside estate of Chelsea Marina.
Led by a charismatic doctor, the group aims to rouse the docile middle classes to anger and violence, to free them from both the self-imposed burdens of civic responsibility and the trappings of a consumer society - private schools, foreign nannies, health insurance and overpriced housing.
Markham, seeking the truth behind Laura's death, is swept up in a campaign that spirals rapidly out of control. Every certainty in his life is questioned as the cornerstones of middle England become targets and growing panic grips the capital .

HB with original DJ. Pencil erasure and mild crease to page facing inside front.

Tipped in signed book plate. Pages slightly yellowed. Price clipped.

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Author(s):
J. G Ballard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222x141x34
EAN-13:
9780002258487
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780002258487
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers

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Violent rebellion comes to London's middle classes in the extraordinary new novel from the author of Cocaine Nights and Super-Cannes.
When a bomb goes off at Heathrow it looks like just another random act of violence to psychologist David Markham. But then he discovers that his ex-wife Laura is among the victims. Acting on police suspicions, he starts to investigate London's fringe protest movements, falling in with a shadowy group based in the comfortable Thameside estate of Chelsea Marina.
Led by a charismatic doctor, the group aims to rouse the docile middle classes to anger and violence, to free them from both the self-imposed burdens of civic responsibility and the trappings of a consumer society - private schools, foreign nannies, health insurance and overpriced housing.
Markham, seeking the truth behind Laura's death, is swept up in a campaign that spirals rapidly out of control. Every certainty in his life is questioned as the cornerstones of middle England become targets and growing panic grips the capital .

HB with original DJ. Pencil erasure and mild crease to page facing inside front.

Tipped in signed book plate. Pages slightly yellowed. Price clipped.

Added value:
signed
Author(s):
J. G Ballard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
222x141x34
EAN-13:
9780002258487
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780002258487
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers

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