The Singapore Grip by J. G. Farrell, 1st/1st, 1978
This is a fine copy of J. G. Farrell's 'The Singapore Grip' in first edition, first impression. London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1978. The dust jacket is immaculate, with no traceable imperfections aside from a light crumpling on the front inside cover. It has not been price clipped. The boards are free from any chips and marks and remain tightly bound at the spine. The text blocks are bright and white and free from foxing. Overall this is a fine copy in highly collectible condition.
The Singapore Grip is a novel by J. G. Farrell. It was published in 1978, a year before his death.
In 2015, The Straits Times' Akshita Nanda selected The Singapore Grip as one of ten classic Singapore novels. She wrote, "Neatly weaving in snappy, comic summaries of Singapore history as well as the commercial and cultural forces that shaped the trajectory of World War II in South-east Asia and China."