The Art of Falling ++ FIRST EDITION ++
UK. Stamp Publishing. 2003 0954487915 / 9780954487911 First edition. First printing. Softcover. As new. Very fine.
This novel was republished by Random House UK in 2005 under the Arrow imprint, making this self-published edition highly collectable. Some reviewers are saying that this book is as good as De Berniere's Captain Correlli's Mandolin or Faulks's Birdsong. Will this be one of the greatest novels of the 21st century?
SYNOPSIS - A woman falls from a balcony in Pisa. When Isabel travels to Petriano for a ceremony to honour her war hero father Tom, she discovers that she is caught up in the tragic consequences of the accident. In the burnt and unstable landscapes of Umbria, Isabel finds echoes of Tom's past in her present that lead to the truth about his disappearance twenty years ago. As she finds a trail through his obsession with the famous leaning tower, she falls in love with a man who shares that passion - and comes to understand the flaws that tip the balance in all their lives, from the dark events of 1945, to a love affair that cannot be forgotten.