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The ingenious Edgar Jones

Author: Elizabeth Garner
Publisher: London : Headline Review, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In nineteenth-century Oxford, an extraordinary child is born - Edgar Jones, a porter's son with a magical talent. Though his father cannot see beyond his academic slowness, his abilities as a metalworker and designer are quickly noticed, and become a source of tension within the family. When Edgar comes to the attention of a maverick professor at work on a museum of the natural sciences, Edgar is at once plucked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Garner
ISBN: 9780755302536 0755302532 9780755343607 0755343603
OCLC Number: 156891101
Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Garner.

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In nineteenth-century Oxford, an extraordinary child is born - Edgar Jones, a porter's son with a magical talent. Though his father cannot see beyond his academic slowness, his abilities as a  Read more...

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'Garner's imagination is compelling and the novel has real narrative drive... enjoyable and eloquent' Helen Dunmore, The Times -- The Times 'Darkly atmospheric, Garner's clean, spare prose Read more...

 
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