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The Children's Book | [A. S. Byatt]

The Children's Book

Olive Wellwood is a famous writer, interviewed with her children at her side. For each of them she writes a separate private book. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, those of their rich cousins and of their friends are already inscribed with mystery.
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Publisher's Summary

Olive Wellwood is a famous writer, interviewed with her children at her side. For each of them she writes a separate private book. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, those of their rich cousins and of their friends are already inscribed with mystery...

©2009 A. S. Byatt; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Elizabeth
    Cornwall, United Kingdom
    1/21/11
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    "Hmmm"

    Persevered with this for about 3 hours in the hope that a story would present itself, it didn't and remained very bored, too many characters and little going on, I gave up listening as there was nothing to keep me even slightly interested. Will not go back and try and listen again unless I am stuck somewhere for a very long time with nothing else to do, and nothing else available. Would rather play tiddly winks, highly recommended for insomniacs, it will send you to sleep.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    7/17/14
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    "To long winded"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I've listened to probably 6hrs of this book and I have to agree with another review it is sooo long winded and descriptive by the time the description has finished you've lost the tread of the story.

    Sorry giving up on this one


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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