Sebastian Faulks | First Editions
Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE (born 20 April 1953) is a British novelist, journalist and broadcaster. He is best known for his historical novels set in France – The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray. He has also published novels with a contemporary setting, most recently A Week in December (2009), and a James Bond continuation novel, Devil May Care (2008), as well as a continuation of P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves series, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells (2013). The Literary Review has said that "Faulks has the rare gift of being popular and literary at the same time", whilst the Sunday Telegraph called him "One of the most impressive novelists of his generation".
To mark the 2008 centenary of Ian Fleming's birth, the late author's estate commissioned Faulks to write a new James Bond novel. Devil May Care became an immediate best-seller in the UK, selling 44,093 hardback copies within 4 days of release.
See below our stock of Sebastian Faulks First Editions and signed copies.
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New York, NY: Doubleday, 2008. FIRST EDITION (published simultaneously with the UK first edition). Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp.278. Publisher's quarter black cloth over paper-covered boards, stamped in silver to the spine with poppy red endpapers. Complete with pictorial dust-wrapper. A fine, unread copy.
Penguin 007 2008. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the author to title page. Publisher's hardback in dustwrapper. A near fine copy. The presentation note reads "To Allan Coffee / With best wishes / Sebastian Faulks / (underline)." Inscribed copies appear to be rarer than 'flat' signed copies in commerce...
London: BBC Books 2011. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dustjacket. A very fine copy, autographed by Sebastian Faulks on the title-page. Includes the essay 'James Bond'; Faulks was the author of the best-selling 007 adventure 'Devil May Care' in 2008.