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A Robot In The Garden (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 25/02/2016
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'A MOST UNUSUAL AND DELIGHTFUL BOOK. DEBORAH INSTALL HAS CREATED A ROBOT TO REMEMBER' - Alexander McCall Smith Funny, touching, charming, wise and a bit magical, this is a novel that explores what it is to be a man, a sentient being and even a parent. A gem of a first novel, especially for anyone who has ever found it difficult to connect with the world. For fans of Nick Hornby's ABOUT A BOY, and WALL-E. Ben Chambers wakes up to find an unfamiliar object - rusty and lost - sitting underneath the willow tree in his garden. Refusing to throw it on the skip as his wife Amy advises, he takes it home. Ben does not want children, or even a job, and now he has found yet another reason to stay in his study and ignore everyone around him. It is only when Amy walks out that Ben realises he has now alienated all the human beings in his life. He has only one friend left. This is the story of an unlikely friendship, and how one man opens his heart to a past he did not want, and a future he cannot lose.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784160524
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Wonderfully weird and uplifting" * Heat Magazine *
"A wonderful debut novel" * ajbookreviewclub.wordpress.com *
"This would make a wonderful uplifting movie" * thepewterwolf.blogspot.co.uk *
"A story that spans across many countries, `A Robot In The Garden' is a light-hearted and poignant tale, packed with humour, love and adorable little robot that just wants to make friends." * handwrittengirl.com *
"This story is touching and well told, concentrating on the relationship between a man and a robot. It's unique and so heart-warming!" * thebookishuniverse.wordpress.com *
"I can sum this up in one word; ADORABLE! A book that explodes with cuteness and humour" * betweenmylines.com *
"Deborah has created a truly wonderful, heartfelt story of friendship that completely melted my heart. This is without a doubt one of the best books that I have read this year" * lauraslittlebookblog.blogspot.co.uk *
"A Robot in the Garden is a lovely, wonderful debut novel and I really hope it's not the last we see of Tang, and the other interesting characters the author has created. Off to re-read..." * reviewedthebook.co.uk *
"A story of true friendship, love and the journey of self-discovery and I utterly adored it. The storyline was superb, the characters were solid and adorable and the writing was flawless." * thebloggersbookshop.blogspot.co.uk *
"The story is sweet, charming, funny, and I found myself really enjoying it" * thebooklife.co.uk *
"The `character goes on a journey of self-discovery' trope is a well used one in all forms of art, but it's rarely done as wonderfully or with such imagination, as in Deborah Install's debut novel `A Robot In The Garden'." * ifthesebookscouldtalk.com *
"I literally could not put this book down. It is truly a magical read" * compellingreads.co.uk *
"It's hard to believe that such a book can be a debut for the author, and I will be advising everyone to read it" * bcfreviews.wordpress.com *
"Read this book, you'll enjoy it and that's all there is to say on the matter!" * dark-readers.com *
"It made me smile, it made me laugh - and the last chapter or two had me laughing out loud several times" * mac-adventureswithbooks.blogspot.co.uk *
"This is a wonderful, heart-warming book with a great big dollop of humour, guaranteed to draw in the reader and hold their interest until the very last page" * thecuriousgingercat.blogspot.co.uk *
"a touching story of friendship and growing up. 'The Robot in the Garden' is a very unique and quirky read" * lynseysbooks.blogspot.co.uk *
"A heartwarming mix of fantasy and road novel" * Booklist STARRED REVIEW *

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“Delightful”



Tang the robot may be the epitome of an obstinate child, but it's Ben who learns most during this world crossing voyage of discovery.
From England to California, then onwards to Tokyo, the unlikely duo have an... More

Paperback edition
25th March 2015
Helpful? Upvote 62

“I defy you not to fall in love with Tang in this utterly charming and heartwarming story”

This is a lovely, lovely story that is really quite special and completely heartwarming (don’t mistake it for sci-fi just because it has the word ‘robot’ in the title!).

One morning Ben looks out his window to find a... More

Paperback edition
21st September 2015
Helpful? Upvote 24

“I defy you not to fall in love with Tang in this utterly charming and heartwarming story”

This is a lovely, lovely story that is really quite special and completely heartwarming (don’t mistake it for sci-fi just because it has the word ‘robot’ in the title!).

One morning Ben looks out his window to find a... More

Paperback edition
21st September 2015
Helpful? Upvote 8

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