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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 : OTHERS
Pub Date : Aug 27, 1992
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 204
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780860681908
Price : 575

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

Melanie walks in the midnight garden, wearing her mother's wedding dress; naked she climbs the apple tree in the black of the moon. Omens of disaster, swiftly following, transport Melanie from rural comfort to London, to the Magic Toyshop.

To the red-haired, dancing Finn, the gentle Francie, dumb Aunt Margaret and Uncle Phillip. Francie plays curious night music, Finn kisses fifteen-year-old Melanie in the mysterious ruins of the pleasure gardens. Brooding over all is Uncle Philip: Uncle Philip, with blank eyes the colour of wet newspaper, making puppets the size of men, and clockwork roses. He loves his magic puppets, but hates the love of man for woman, boy for girl, brother for sister...

In this, her second novel, (awarded the 1967 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) Angela Carter's brilliant imagination and starting intensity of style explore and extend the nature and boundaries of love.
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'Her writing is pyrotechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night with her starry language' Observer
The boldest of English women writers' Lorna Sage
'Her writing is pyrotechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night with her starry language' Observer
The boldest of English women writers' Lorna Sage
     
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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Several Perceptions (PB)
Shadow Dance (PB)
The Magic Toyshop (HB)
The Passion of New Eve (PB)
The Sadeian Woman (PB)
Wayward Girls and Wicked Women (PB)