Fine condition.Orion,2006.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine) with Dj(small crease and nick on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.The book as is new with a small pencil mark impression on the outer edge of the pages.Nice and clean book.372pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Set in Battersea in the 50s and 60s, the Pratchett family have to contend with coalman Alfie Pratchett's obsessive jealousy. Although Alfie is a bully, his two teenage children, John and Millie, have learned to dodge him and his moods. The main concern of ugly duckling Millie is to protect their mum, Eileen. When a serious crisis occurs at the Pratchetts' home, Alfie is forced to watch his whole world gradually collapse around him. Their old life has gone forever, and a new one has begun-one in which rape, debt, alcoholism, and insanity play their parts. And redemption is a long time coming.