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Bellman & Black - Diane Setterfield

Bellman & Black - Diane Setterfield
 Bellman & Black - Diane SetterfieldBellman & Black - Diane Setterfield 

This is № 140 of an exclusive edition of just 500 copies

Title: Bellman & Black

Author:  Diane Setterfield

ISBN:  9781409128014

Weight:  943g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing with slipcase




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Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield

The long-awaited new fiction from the author of The Thirteenth Tale is a haunting Victorian tale of love, loss and the mystery of death.

As a boy, William Bellman commits one small cruel act that appears to have unforeseen and terrible consequences.  The killing of a rook with his catapult is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games.  And by the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, he seems indeed, to be a man blessed by fortune.

Until tragedy strikes, and the stranger in black comes, and William Bellman starts to wonder if all his happiness is about to be eclipsed.  Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, he enters into a bargain.  A rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre business.

And Bellman & Black is born.

Peer & Press Reviews

This is a ghost story and while it is dark, atmospheric and full of death, what I loved was its life and colour.  Setterfield is brilliant at character and setting and can make even a woollen mill fascinating and utterly riveting.  A rags-to-riches tale with a spooky twist.

Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

The Thirteenth Tale was a huge worldwide bestseller, and it has taken many years for a second novel from Diane Satterfield to be published.  Was it worth the wait?  Absolutely.  Bellman & Black is a much finer novel: more mature, more accomplished, more wide ranging and multi-layered and much, much more than a simple ghost story.

Historical Novelist Society

A book that lingers after the last page is turned.

Edinburgh Evening News

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Bellman & Black
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background:

This numbered edition comes from a small print run of just 500 slipcased copies commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a tipped-in authentication page, directly before the title page, that confirms the book’s handwritten number.  This page also gives the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher, and the month and year of publication.

Book number: 140 of 500
Overall condition: Fine / Fine / Very fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Orion Books
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781409128014
ISBN 10: 1409128016
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket and slipcase
Pages: 307
Size (h x w x d): 248 x 164 x 34mm [slipcase]
Design Credits
Author photograph: Guy Julier
Jacket images: Getty

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