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First Chapter Series
Booker Prize

First Chapter Series ® Volume II

J.M. Coetzee - Disgrace

Artwork by Jo Ractliffe

J.M. Coetzee signing the First Chapter Series
J.M. Coetzee signing the
First Chapter Series®

Volume II in the First Chapter Series® is Disgrace, for which J. M. Coetzee became the first author to win the Booker Prize twice in 1999. Written with austere clarity the novel unflinchingly examines the absence of consolation in post-apartheid society and provides a sober vision of a new South Africa.

In a recent poll undertaken by The Observer, 150 of the worlds greatest writers voted Disgrace the best novel written in the last 25 years.

"John Coetzee himself is an appealing figure: discreet, professorial, and soft-spoken. Wisely shunning the literary circus, he is our Invisible Man. He lives quietly; he rides his bike; he writes. Slowly, the work accumulates. He is a writer's writer, but he's a reader's writer, too. Which is how we return him to Observer readers, a great contemporary whose work we are lucky enough to find in our own time."The Observer, 8th October 2006. Read more...

Each numbered book is individually signed by the author and features a signed and numbered print by South African artist Jo Ractliffe.

The First Chapter Series

The First Chapter Series® of Booker Prize-winning novels is available to buy as a deluxe set limited to 150 copies. The set comprises individually numbered copies of all ten volumes, signed by the author to the title page and hand bound in cloth. Each volume includes signed artwork* enclosed with the book in a matching hand made slip case and cassette. View set

*Please note the following exceptions: Volumes V and X do not come with separate signed artwork; artwork for Volume VIII is unsigned.

Set of ten books: ₤1500

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Single deluxe volume

Each deluxe volume of the First Chapter Series contains the individually numbered book signed by the author and hand bound in cloth. This is presented together with signed artwork in a matching hand made slip case and cassette.

Price: ₤225

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Single standard volume

We currently hold a number of copies of this book which are available to purchase singly. Each volume is hand bound in cloth and signed by the author to the title page. Separate signed artwork is not included.

Price: ₤100

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Slipcase

A handmade matching slipcase can be ordered for the standard edition.
Price: ₤35

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Links

Review of the First Chapter Series®

http://www.businessday.co.za/Articles/TarkArticle.aspx?ID=2067006

Jo Ractliffe

http://warrensiebrits.co.za/collection.php?n=3&=3&c=52

http://warrensiebrits.co.za/collection.php?n=3&=3&c=53

http://www.artthrob.co.za/99mar/artbio.htm

http://www.chico.mweb.co.za/art/vita/artists/ractliffe.html

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Deluxe Set

Set of ten FCS Booker prize books

Order your complete deluxe set of the current Booker Prize First Chapter Series
Set of ten books: ₤1500

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Volume II

Standard version of Disgrace

Order a single copy of Volume II - Deluxe
Price: ₤225
Purchase Volume II - Deluxe

 

Order a single copy of Volume II - Standard
Price: ₤100

Purchase Volume II - Standard

 

Slipcase

Order your slipcase for your single volume.

Price: ₤35
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