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BOOK OF THE MONTH
IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
1299

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The Magic Toyshop
Angela Carter

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : May 01, 2008
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 240
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781844085231
Price : 799

About the book

Cover design by Jacqueline Groag



'This crazy world whirled about her, men and women dwarfed by toys and puppets, where even the birds were mechanical and the few human figures went masked . . . She was in the night again, and the doll was herself'



One night Melanie walks through the garden in her mother's wedding dress. The next morning her world is shattered. Forced to leave her rural home, she is sent to London to live with relatives she has never met: gentle Aunt Margaret, mute since her wedding day; and her brothers, Francie, whose graceful music belies his clumsy nature, and the volatile Finn. Brooding over all is Uncle Philip, who loves only the puppets he creates in his workshop, which are life-sized - and uncannily life-like.husband cheated on me men having affairs My boyfriend cheated on me


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Her writing is pyrotechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night with her starry language>
The boldest of English women writers>
     
Angela Carter
One of Britain's most original writers, Angela Carter was highly lauded for her novels, short stories and journalism. She died in February 1992.
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