Much Easier to find copies of The Bounder

Mr. Hamilton, thank you for the name. Now I feel I ought to do something for you.

How is this not in print?

slaves of solitude cover

To be a little vulgar: as of Tuesday 17 January 2006, a copy of the paperback above would cost £30 second-hand, Amazon or ABE.

I’ve written to Penguin about its absence. Here’s the response:

I have just been informed that we are not reissuing The Slaves of Solitude in the forseeable future.


Particularly hurtful is the fact that you know copies of this are floating around for £1.50 in provincial second-hand shops. You’ll find it in the revolving white wire rack, just behind Thelwell’s Gymkhana


Hamilton, here and elsewhere.