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).

Cross Channel (Picador, 1996)


Notes on this edition: Cross Channel. London: Picador, 1996. Pp. 224. £4.99. ISBN: 9780330349161

First Picador paperback edition with cover similar to the first UK hardback edition.

Dix ans après | Love, etc (Mercure de France, 2002)


Notes on this edition: Dix ans après | Love, etc. Paris: Mercure de France, 2002. Pp. 253. Translated by Jean-Pierre Aoustin. ISBN: 9782715222236

Published in December 2001, Dix ans après is the French translation of Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc, which is a sequel to the novel Talking It Over. Interestingly, Talking It Over was translated into French with under the title Love, etc.

The Sense of an Ending | Daily Telegraph Movie Tie-In (Vintage, 2017)


Notes on this edition: The Sense of an Ending. London: Vintage, 2017.

This edition was produced as a special movie tie-in promotion conducted in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph.

Also featured is a promotional, movie tie-in bookmark.

“Evermore” | The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (Penguin Books, 2007)


Notes on this edition: “Evermore” in The Penguin Book of First World War Stories. New York: Penguin Books, 2007. Pp. 401. ISBN: 9780141442150

Julian Barnes’s short story “Evermore” is published on pages 345-361.

Talking It Over | Uncorrected Proof (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991)


Notes on this edition: Talking It Over. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Uncorrected proof in light blue paper covers. As a promotional item, Knopf produced a separate, white proof signed by Julian Barnes that was housed in a black paper “box sleeve”. The proof presented here is the standard proof that precedes the special proof.

Shown in the photos are three versions of the uncorrected proof. The first is a standard copy without markings. Another is the printer’s or “Press Copy”, which features printing information on the cover and text block indicating the color of paper to be used while printing the proofs. Written on the text block in ballpoint ink is “50 wh. | Blue Regular | Train”, suggesting the color that should be used for the paper covers. On the paper cover is written, “press copy | 91-778 | choo choo”, the “choo choo” suggesting “Train”, as written on the text block. In addition, the date on which the proofs were printed is written on the spine as “5-8-91”.

The third version presented here is a copy prepared for distribution to reviewers. The original provisional publication date and price have been covered over with a white slip of paper taped to the cover. In addition, three pages of advertisements have been stapled to the inside front cover.

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.