Mara and Dann Signed by Doris Lessing 1st / 1st 1999
First UK edition and first print published by Flamingo in 1999. This is a fine copy. The complete wrapper looks sharp. There are no tears or chips. It is not price clipped. The book has no foxing or ink and very little handling wear. Overall a fine copy. This copy is signed and dated in the year of publication by the author to the title page, without dedication.
The Earth’s climate is much changed – it’s colder than ever before in the north, and unbearably dry and hot in the south. Mara, who is seven, and her four-year-old brother Dann find themselves somewhere very strange, not home ...They are taken in by a kindly, grandmotherly woman, but this new life is hard: hunger, dirt, thirst and danger are the children’s constant companions. Drought and fire carry off their adoptive home and force them to set off northward into the unknown, to experience a series of adventures that bring them to an altogether altered world, where they can start to learn and build anew. Futuristic novel from the winner of the nobel prize. Rare signed and dated