MARQUEZ, Gabriel Garcia. No one writes to the Colonel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1971.
8vo. Original black cloth with lettering in gilt to spine; upper edge red; colourful wrapper by Toni Evora; pp. [vi], 170; some small nicks to head and foot of spine; upper edge very lightly sunned; previous prize sticker to front free end paper; internally very clean. A very good copy overall.
First UK edition.
Marques empathetically paints a picture of a retired, impoverished couple and the arrival each Friday of their postman, who brings them some hope of redemption. Márquez considered this to be his best book, claiming that he only wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude so that people would read this novel.