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Here We Are - Graham Swift

Here We Are - Graham Swift

These books are from an independent bookseller signed limited edition.

Title: Here We Are

Author:  Graham Swift

ISBN:  9781471188930

Weight:  709 g

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Here We Are by Graham Swift

It is Brighton, 1959, and the theatre at the end of the pier is having its best summer season in years.  Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing audiences each night.  Meanwhile, Jack – Jack Robinson, as in ‘before you can say’ – is everyone’s favourite compère, a born entertainer, holding the whole show together.

As the summer progresses, the off-stage drama between the three begins to overshadow their theatrical success, and events unfold which will have lasting consequences for all their futures.

Rich, comic, alive and subtly devastating, Here We Are is a masterly piece of literary magicianship which pulls back the curtain on the human condition.

Peer & Press Reviews

Here We Are is a subtle portrait of a vanished world, with moving passages about the problems of wartime evacuees returning to impoverished London life after the wonders of the countryside.


The variety of voices and its historical and emotional reach are so finely entwined…  Passages leap out all the time, demanding to be reread, or committed to memory…  It is perhaps too simple to say that Swift creates a form of fictional magic, but what he can do with a page is out of the ordinary, far beyond most mortals’ ken.

Rosemary Goring, The Herald

With a wizardry of his own, Swift conjures up an about-to-disappear little world and turns it into something of wider resonance.

Sunday Times

Bibliographic Info

TitleHere We Are
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

The main difference between this book and the standard trade edition, is its red sprayed page edges.

Issued direct by Simon & Schuster, the number of copies in this unnumbered Independent Bookseller signed limited edition is unknown.

Jacket noteOn the front of the jacket is a ‘Independent Bookseller’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Book Stats
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781471188930
ISBN 101471188930
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)225 x 143 x 22mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographJanus van den Eijnden
Jacket designS&S Art Dept.
Jacket imageJohn James Audubon – Birds of America (1827-38) Carolina Parrots

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