Near fine condition.Review,2001.First UK edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,a couple of nicks on the edge of the cover) with Dj(some nicks,crease and scratch on the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages as new with a small nick and light shelf wear on the outer edges,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book,a couple of small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.244pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Haughty Bengals, Himalayan high points and feral strays: these are the haunting familiars of Nina de Gramont's superbly imagined collection of themed tales. Prowling through every story, these enigmatic creatures expose the hidden fears and passions of the female heart, and illuminate the deep truths about men and love. A young woman finds two dark surprises in her home: a magpie dismembered by her two cats, and an unsettling glimpse of her fiance's secret inclinations. A frustrated newlywed clings to the pampered pet which is the last vestige of her privileged upbringing, until a rangy stray shows her the true meaning of marriage. As clever and finessed as the feline disposition it celebrates, OF CATS AND MEN marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in fiction.