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

Notes on this edition: Dan Kavanagh. Putting the Boot In. London: Jonathan Cape, 1985. Pp. 192. 19.7 x 12.9 cm. Uncorrected Proof in red wraps with black lettering. 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.