Fine condition.Hodder & Stoughton,1998.First UK edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Green hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,crease and small nick on the edges of the cover) with Dj(two creases,nicks and scratch on the Dj cover),both in fine condition.The book is as new with a small ink mark and nick on the outer edge of the pages,two small nicks and creases on the edges of the pages,very small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first page of the book.Price un-clipped.516pp.First edition. This is another paragraph Review: Bag of Bones is partly inspired by Daphne du Maurier's classic Rebecca, but there's more than homage in this novel of horror and romance. Like du Maurier's Manderley, King's scary old place (on the shore of Maine's remote Dark Score Lake) is haunted by the late lady of the manor. There are many gory ghosts afoot though: men, women, and wailing kids. The hero, a thriller novelist, stirs up hell's angry shades while investigating his wife's death. It turns out she either had a dark secret herself or was onto some dread scandal lurking in Dark Score Lake. As in King's previous book, Wizard and Glass, the fabric of reality is thin, and nosy narrators are in peril of plunging right out of this world and into a rather hostile otherworld. n nBag of Bones is a writer-haunted book, too. The spirits of Herman Melville and Ray Bradbury are deeply felt, and so are the tale's two romances (the hero muses on his marriage and falls for a young single mum with a marvellous psychic daughter). There is also good-humoured satire of the real bestseller book world--the hero complains that the publicity process is like going to a sushi bar where you're the sushi. In its deep concerns with love, sprawling families, the writer's life, endangered children and good old-fashioned storytelling, the book resembles a John Irving novel. It is also absolutely classic Stephen King, packed with nifty turns of phrase, irreverent wit and lurid ghouls who grab you from beneath the bed while you cower under the covers.