The Bone People by Keri Hulme 1st / 1st 1985
FIRST UK EDITION. Published by Spiral and Hodder & Stoughton in 1985. The second state wrapper with the booker prize flash in the top left corner, is in complete condition (the first state wrapper did not have the flash in the corner). There is no loss. It is not price clipped. The book is in excellent condition with no previous owner's pen or marks. Overall a near fine copy. It has the scarce booker prize promotional wraparound band that says 'Shortlisted for the Booker McConnell Prize 1985'.
The booker prize winning novel from 1985. Hulme was initially turned down by publishing houses and was put out there by a small New Zealand publisher Spiral. It was released in the UK jointly by Spiral and Hodder and in quick time was added to the booker prize list. Scarce with the wraparound band.