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).

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.

Arrêt de jeu | Putting the Boot In (Actes Sud / Policiers, 1991; French)


Notes on this edition: Arrêt de jeu. Arles: Actes Sud, 1991. Pp. 225. 18 cm. Translated by Richard Matas. (French)

Two editions of the French translation of Dan Kavanagh’s Putting the Boot In were published by Actes Sud in 1991. The other edition is taller, has different cover art, and is labeled “Collection Polar Sud” to the front cover.

Grobes Foul | Putting the Boot In (Ullstein Krimi, 1987; German)


Notes on this edition: Grobes Foul | Putting the Boot In. Frankfurt: Ullstein Krimi, 1987. Pp. 156 [1]. 18 cm. Translated by Verena Schröder. ISBN: 3-548-10483-5 (German).

Abblocken | Putting the Boot In (Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1989; German)


Notes on this edition: Abblocken | Putting the Boot In. München: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 1989. Pp. 233. 18 cm. Translated by Verena Schröder. ISBN: 3453072995 (German)

The Duffy Omnibus (Penguin, 1991)


Notes on this edition: The Duffy Omnibus. London: Penguin, 1991. Pp. 740. ISBN: 9780140158243

Includes all four Dan Kavanagh novels: DuffyFiddle CityPutting the Boot InGoing to the Dogs.

Arrêt de jeu | Putting the Boot In (Actes Sud, 1991; French)


Notes on this edition: Arrêt de jeu | Putting the Boot In. Arles: Actes Sud, 1991. Pp. 296 [1]. 19 cm. Translated by Richard Matas. ISBN: 2-86869-696-1

French translation of Dan Kavanagh’s third crime novel Putting the Boot In. Bottom of the front cover stated “Collection Polar Sud”

Putting the Boot In | Uncorrected Proof (Jonathan Cape, 1985)


Notes on this edition: Uncorrected Proof in red wraps with black lettering. (19.7 x 12.9 cm). Provisional publication date listed as “29 August 1985”.

In 1985, Jonathan Cape published Julian Barnes’s third crime novel under the pseudonym of Dan Kavanagh. The novel’s plot centered on misdeeds related to a English Football Club. While Duffy and Fiddle City were eventually published in the U.S. as paperbacks, Putting the Boot In was not optioned for U.S. publication.

Putting the Boot In (Jonathan Cape, 1985)


Notes on this edition: First edition – London: Jonathan Cape, 1985. £8.95. Print run: 2250.

Published by Julian Barnes under the pseudonym of Dan Kavanagh. As with other Kavanagh publications, the back flap contains a brief biographical statement about the author. 

Descriptive Bibliography:

Title Page: Dan Kavanagh | Putting | the Boot | In | [Jonathan Cape device] | JONATHAN CAPE | THIRTY-TWO BEDFORD SQUARE LONDON

Copyright Page: First published 1985 | Copyright © by Dan Kavanagh 1985 | Jonathan Cape Ltd, 32 Bedford Square, London | WC1B 3EL | British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data | Kavanagh, Dan | Putting the boot in. | I. Title | 823’.914[F]  PR6061.A895 | ISBN 0-224-02332-2 | Typeset by Ace Filmsetting Ltd, Frome, Somerset | Printed in Great Britain by | Ebenezer Baylis and Son Limited, The Trinity Press, | Worcester and London

Collation: 19.7 x 12.8 cm. Pp. [1-10] 11-17 [18-20] 21-91 [92-94] 95-100 [101-102] 103-182 [183-184] 185-192. [1]: ‘Putting | the Boot | In’. [2]: ‘by the same author | DUFFY | FIDDLE CITY’. [3]: title page. [4]: copyright page. [5]: ‘To Antonia and Martin’. [6]: blank. [7]: epigraph. [8]: blank. [9]: ‘Warm-up’. [10]: blank. 11-17: text. [18]: blank. [19]: ‘First Half’. [20]: blank. 21-91: text. [92]: blank. [93]: ‘Half-time’. [94]: blank. 95-100: text. [101]: ‘Second Half’. [102]: blank. 103-182: text. [183]: ‘Extra Time’. [184]: blank. 185-192: text.

General description: Binding 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Blue boards, gold blocked on spine. White endpapers. Blue dust jacket lettered in white. Color illustration of naked footballer by Mark Watkinson. No author photograph.