Michael Frayn, 'Headlong,' published by Picador of Henry Holt and Company, 1999.
Headlong is a 342 page softcover measuring 8 1/4" x 5 3/8". Apart from some mild rubbing to the cover, the book is in excellent condition, with no signs of use.
Invited to dinner by a boorish local landowner, Martin Clay, an easily distracted philosopher, and his art historian wife are asked to assess three sooty paintings languishing in a damp corner. But hiding beneath the dirt is nothing less--Martin believes--than a priceless lost old master. So begins a hilarious trail of lies and concealments, desperate schemes, and soaring hopes as Martin, betting all that he owns and much that he doesn't, embarks on a quest to prove his hunch, win his wife over, and separate the painting from its owner.ISBN: 0-312-26746-0