A signed paperback 1984 edition ( 21 years after initial publication in 1965) of Lee Dunne's Dublin classic Goodbye to the Hill, double signed ( signed by the author twice, once to the title page, another on the free front endpaper. One signature is signed to ''Lisa and mark, all good wishes, Lee Dunne, August 92 (7?)''
This is a rich novel, narrated by young Paddy Maguire, of his life growing into young adulthood in a Dublin slum of the late 1930s and 40s Ireland. Consider it a Dublin version of The Catcher in the Rye with lustful, lusty, thirsty, hard-working Paddy—a character as memorable as Holden Caulfield or Studs Lonigan—drolly detailing his adventurous adolescence. Goodbye to the Hill tells the story of a young man desperate to escape the confines of poverty and stifling mores, yet is an uplifting story, peppered with picaresque incidents, colourful language, and captures the dark humour that permeates the hard times of Dublin's inner city life.
Both signed in blue ink. There is spotting and some light age staining to the page block ends, binding tight, spine uncreased.