English Pen logo

An auction at
Sothebys Logo
21st May 2013
In support of
English Pen Logo

46: Last Orders

Graham Swift:

London: Picador, 1996

8vo, first edition ("1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2" on imprint page), original black cloth lettered in silver on spine, dust-jacket

When one of their number dies, a group of old friends and drinking companions drive his ashes from London to a seaside town where they will be scattered, compelling them to reassess who they are today, who they were before, and the shifting relationships in between.

Winner of the 1996 Booker Prize. The 2001 film Last Orders, written and directed by Fred Schepisi was based on the book.

Annotated with 69 charming, small pencil illustrations responding to themes within the novel, many at the end of a chapter.

blue swish