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D (A Tale of Two Worlds): A modern-day Dickensian fable - Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • D (A Tale of Two Worlds): A modern-day Dickensian fable - Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • D (A Tale of Two Worlds): A modern-day Dickensian fable - Signed Edition (Hardback)
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D (A Tale of Two Worlds): A modern-day Dickensian fable - Signed Edition (Hardback)

D (A Tale of Two Worlds): A modern-day Dickensian fable - Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 17/09/2020

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Waterstones Says

The mysterious disappearance of the letter D from the alphabet sets off an enchanting story of friendship and courage in a precarious world. 

Signed Edition

Dhikilo gazed through the doorway at the world beyond. This was her last opportunity to run back to safety. She thought about it. But only for a moment. An adventure was waiting for her.

It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from the language.
First, it vanishes from her parents' conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside, and from her school dinners. Soon the local dentist and the neighbour's Dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off.

Though she doesn't know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson. And this is where our story begins.

Set between England and the wintry land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures, D (Tale of Two Worlds) is a mesmerising tale of friendship and bravery in an uncertain world. Told with simple beauty and warmth, its celebration of moral courage and freethinking is a powerful reminder of our human capacity for strength, hope and justice.

'Faber's writing is so dizzyingly accomplished that he is able to convince you that, just sometimes, the old stories are the best ones' -The Guardian

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 2928377038229
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 204 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Glorious. A story that will be found and enjoyed and dreamed about for years to come' - Neil Gaiman

'If ever a book like this was needed, it is now. Dhikilo is a splendid heroine for our time: She stands for kindness, honesty and humanity. Her triumph will have readers rejoicing' - Diane Setterfield

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Laura McGloughlin

“A whimsical and charming fable”

Better known for his adult fiction like Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White, D marks Michel Faber’s first foray into YA fiction, and it is a triumph.
Dhikilo is a young girl originally from Somaliland... More

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“Absolutely phenomenal!”

A beautifully written fairy tale that reminded me so much of authors such as CS Lewis, Frank BaAbsolutely phenomenal. A beautifully written fairy tale that reminded me so much of authors such as CS Lewis, Frank Baum... More

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“Not for me”

I got a part of the way through this and i really liked the first third but as i continued i enjoyed it less. I've enjoyed previous Michel Faber novels but this just didn't do it for me. The premise was... More

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