The Magic Toyshop - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • The Magic Toyshop - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • The Magic Toyshop - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • The Magic Toyshop - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
  • The Magic Toyshop - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)
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The Magic Toyshop - VMC Designer Collection (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 03/05/2018
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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.

One night Melanie walks through the garden in her mother's wedding dress. The next morning her world is shattered. Forced to leave the home of her childhood, she is sent to live with relatives she has never met: gentle Aunt Margaret, mute since her wedding day; and her brothers, Francie and Finn. Brooding over all is Uncle Philip, who loves only the toys he makes in his workshop: clockwork roses and puppets that are life-size - and uncannily life-like.

Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349010311
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 200 x 133 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The boldest of English women writers * Lorna Sage *
Her writing is pyrotechnic - fuelled with ideas, packed with images and spangling the night sky with her starry language * Observer *
She can glide from ancient to modern, from darkness to luminosity, from depravity to comedy without any hint of strain and without losing the elusive power of the original tales * The Times *
Beneath its contemporary surface, this novel shimmers with blurred echoes-from Lewis Carroll, from 'Giselle' and 'Coppelia,' Harlequin and Punch.... It leaves behind it a flavor, pungent and unsettling * New York Times *

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Dawn Gibson

“Magic But Marmite - Love it or hate it”

This gothic fairytale is set in a London toyshop.
Must say Its a very well written book, and quite a captivating read, although at times it's very disturbing too.
Macabre to say the least.
You will love or Hate... More

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“The Magic Toyshop”

This story takes the traditional orphan coming of age tragedy and gives it a good shake up with a Gothic and seriously creepy twist. It follows Melanie and her younger siblings, Jonathon and Victoria, as they are sent... More

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“One of my very favourites”

I loved every page, every word and I never wanted it to end. I lingered over paragraphs for far too long each time swirling the images around my head and loving the beautiful words. It has the most perfect hints of... More

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