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The boy with no shoes : a memoir

Author: William Horwood
Publisher: London : Review, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Five-year-old Jimmy Rova is the unwanted child of a mother who rejects him, and whose other children bully him. The one thing he can call his own is a pair of shoes, a present from the only person he feels has ever loved him. When they are cruelly taken away, Jimmy spirals down into a state of loneliness and terrible loss from which there seems no recovery." " His life begins to change with the arrival of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Horwood
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Horwood
ISBN: 0755313178 9780755313174
OCLC Number: 224193135
Description: 440 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: William Horwood.

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William Horwood's THE BOY WITH NO SHOES is an imaginative memoir of exceptional power, destined to make literary history  Read more...

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'A superb evocation of the English South Coast in the 1950s-60s' -- West Australian 20041124 "A beautifully written and deeply moving memoir" -- Sunday Times 20040801

 
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