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The Land of Decoration

Author: Grace McCleen
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Judith and her father don't have much - their house is full of dusty relics, reminders of the mother she's never known. But Judith sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith, and where others might see rubbish, Judith sees possibility. Bullied at school, she finds solace in making a model of the Promised Land - little people made from pipe cleaners, a sliver of moon, luminous stars and a mirror sea - a world of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace McCleen
ISBN: 9780701186814 070118681X 9781446477236 1446477231 9780701186821 0701186828
OCLC Number: 761380415
Awards: Winner of Betty Trask Prize 2013
Winner of Desmond Elliott Prize 2012
Winner of Betty Trask Prize 2013 (UK)
Description: 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Judith and her father don't have much. But Judith sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith. Bullied at school, she finds solace in making a model of the Promised Land --
a world of wonder that Judith calls The Land of Decoration. Perhaps, she thinks, if she makes it snow indoors (using shaving foam and cotton wool and cellophane) there will be no school on Monday ... Sure enough, when Judith opens her curtains the next day, the world beyond her window has turned white. She has performed her first miracle. And that's when her troubles begin. With its intensely taut storytelling and gorgeous prose, The Land of Decoration is a heartbreaking story of good and evil, belief and doubt.
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Judith and her father don't have much - their house is full of dusty relics, reminders of the mother she's never known. But Judith sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith, and where others might  Read more...

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