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The children's book : a novel

Author: A S Byatt
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales--she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends--a world that conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A S Byatt
ISBN: 9780307272096 0307272095
OCLC Number: 299707544
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2009.
Description: 675 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: A.S. Byatt.

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When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales--she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends--a world that conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.

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a wonderful read

by kateleader (WorldCat user published 2011-02-05) Excellent Permalink

This is a book to savour. It is like eating a gorgeous meal. Rich and full and satisfying. What prose!

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