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Book Aid charity auction to include Banks-signed copy of ‘Fear and Loathing’

Lewis Proudfoot of Book Aid International has been in touch to tell us about an eBay auction that they’re holding to raise money for literacy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. One of the items to be included in the auction ought to be of interest to Banks-collectors, as Lewis explains:

“Visitors to the Iain Banks site may be interested in one of the items: a copy of Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, and signed and inscribed by Iain Banks (‘May the spirit of the blessed Saint Hunter be with you’).”

This item will be one of those listed on Book Aid International’s ‘Books Change Lives’ eBay for Charity page on Monday October 13th.

A press release about the auction adds: “As well as a fantastic array of signed books, Book Aid International will also be auctioning a number of original illustrations by some of the UK’s best-loved illustrators including Nick Sharrat, Satoshi Kitamura and Sue Heap.”