Fiddle City (Harper & Row/Perennial Library, 1989)


Notes on this edition: Fiddle City. New York: Harper & Row (First Perennial Library Edition), 1989. Pp. 173. 18 cm. ISBN: 0060809523.

Going to the Dogs (Orion Books, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Going to the Dogs. London: Orion Books, 2015. Pp. 229. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150275

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the fourth Kavanagh novel Going to the Dogs, originally published by Viking (1987).

Putting the Boot In (Orion Books, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Putting the Boot In. London: Orion Books, 2015. Pp. 209. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150244

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the third Kavanagh novel Putting the Boot In, originally published by Jonathan Cape (1985).

Fiddle City (Orion Books, 2015)


Notes on this edition: Fiddle City. London: Orion Books, 2015. Pp. 194. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150213

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the second Kavanagh novel Fiddle City, originally published by Jonathan Cape (1980).

Duffy (Orion Books, 2014)


Notes on this edition: Duffy. London: Orion Books, 2014. Pp. 192. 23 cm. ISBN: 9781409150176.

Orion Books republished all four Dan Kavanagh novels in hardback and paperback. This is the paperback edition of the first Kavanagh novel Duffy, originally published by Jonathan Cape (1980).

Duffy (Jonathan Cape, 1980)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. £4.95. Print run: 4000.

Julian Barnes’s first book publication under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh. Published the same year as Barnes’s first literary novel Metroland (1980).

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1980 | Copyright © by Dan Kavanagh 1980 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1 | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Duffy | I. Title | 823’.9’1F  PR6061.A89/ | ISBN 0 224 01822 1 | Printed in Great Britain by | Lowe & Brydone Printers Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [i-iv, 1-6] 7-180 [181-188]. [i]: pasted to board. [ii-iv]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: blank. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182-187]: blank. [188]: pasted to board.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Black boards, gold blocked on spine. No endpapers (outer leaves pasted down). Black dust jacket lettered in pink, yellow and white, with a color drawing of a woman’s foot in a pink high-heel shoe.  No author photograph.

Duffy (Pantheon Books, 1986)


Notes on this edition: Duffy. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. $3.95. First American edition in paper covers.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Duffy | Dan Kavanagh | [Pantheon ornament] | PANTHEON BOOKS | NEW YORK

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1980 by Dan Kavanagh. | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Pantheon Books, a divi- | sion of Random House, Inc., New York. Hardcover edition originally | published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, in 1980. | Manufactured in the United States of America | First Pantheon Paperback Edition

Collation: 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Pp. [i-ii, 1-6] 7-180 [181-190]. [i-ii]: blank. [1]: ‘Duffy’. [2]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | Fiddle City’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Pat Kavanagh’. [6]: blank. 7-180: text. [181]: text. [182]: blank. [183]: ‘ABOUT THE AUTHOR | DAN KAVANAGH was born in County Sligo in 1946. | Having devoted his adolescence to truancy, venery | and petty theft, he left home at seventeen and | signed on as a deckhand on a Liberian tanker. After | jumping ship at Montevideo, he roamed across the | Americas taking a variety of jobs: he was a steer- | wrestler, a waiter-on-roller-skates at a drive-in eat- | ery in Tucson, and a bouncer in a gay bar in San | Francisco. He is currently working in London at | jobs he declines to specify, and lives in North | Islington. He is also the author of Fiddle City.’. [184]: blank. [185-187]: advertisements. [188-190]: blank.

General description: Binding 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Paperbound in white.  Lettered in pink (title) and white (author), with cover design by Louise Fili.  No hardback edition was published in the U.S., which makes this paperback release the first true American edition.

Tekmeyi Yapıştırmak | Putting the Boot In (Ayrinti, 2001; Turkish)


Notes on this edition: Tekmeyi Yapıştırmak | Putting the Boot In. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Yayinlari, 2001. Translated by Serdar Rifat Kırkoğlu. ISBN: 9789755393254. (Turkish).

Fiddle City (Pantheon Books, 1986)


Notes on this edition: First American edition New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. Pp. 173. 18 cm. ISBN: 0394744411. $3.95.

Julian Barnes’s second novel written under the pseudonym of “Dan Kavanagh” was never published in hardback in the U.S., thus making the Pantheon Books edition the first American edition.

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: FIDDLE CITY | [decorative line] | Dan Kavanagh | [Pantheon device] | PANTHEON BOOKS | NEW YORK

Copyright Page: Copyright © 1981 by Dan Kavanagh. | All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright | Conventions. Published in the United States by Pantheon Books, a divi- | sion of Random House, Inc., New York. Hardcover edition originally | published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, in 1981. | Manufactured in the United States of America | First Pantheon Paperback Edition

Collation: 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Pp. [1-6] 7-173 [174-176]. [1]: ‘FIDDLE CITY’. [2]: ‘BY THE SAME AUTHOR | Duffy’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Craig and Li’. [6]: blank. 7-173: text. [174]: ‘Dan Kavanagh was born in County Sligo in 1946. | After an uncompromising adolescence, at nineteen | he became assistant entertainments officer on a Jap- | anese supertanker and traveled the world. He has | been a pianist in a waterfront bar in Macao, a bag- | gage handler at San Francisco Airport, and has | flown light planes on the Colombian cocaine route. | He is currently working in London at jobs he de- | clines to specify, and lives in North Islington. He is | also the author of Duffy.’. [175-176]: advertisements.

General description: Binding 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Paperbound in white.  Lettered in light blue (title) and white (author), with cover design by Louise Fili. 

Putting the Boot In (Penguin Books, 1987)


Notes on this edition: Putting the Boot In. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1987. Pp. 192. 18 cm. ISBN: 0140092048.

Cover illustration by Keith Richens.