Debut novel by the very talented Hannah Kent. Short listed for the Guardian First Book Award. Signed, first lined (from the prologue) — "They said I must die." and publication dated 29th August 2013 by the author to the title page. Scarce with these attributes. The film of this book will be directed by Gary Ross as reported by The Guardian newspaper. A fine hardcover in a like dustwrapper – the first edition hardcover features black page edges which have very minor marks due to this finish.