Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo ; 138,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1978.
A most beautiful first edition/first printing, conservatively rated Fine in equally unblemished dustwrapper. SIGNED by author Ian McEwan directly on the title page.
The Cement Garden was Ian McEwan's third book and his first novel. After the father of four children dies, his death is followed by the death of the children's mother. To avoid being taken into care, the children hide their mother's death from the outside world by encasing her corpse in cement in their basement.
Adapted into the 1993 film of the same name by Andrew Birkin, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Andrew Robertson.