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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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

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“D for disappointing”

Not as good as the reviews made out. It borrowed too much from other classic stories, and characters, events, story line just did not have any depth.

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“Entertaining, funny fantasy that moves you. For lovers of Gaiman/ Pratchett.”

In Dhikilo's world the letter D starts to vanish from conversation, from signs and then things start to disappear (or should that be isappear?) like dogs or other things that begin with D. I found this part of... More

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“A Clever, Fantastical Tale for the Ages!”

I adore Michel Faber's writing, and I really admire his ability to write wildly different books and have them all turn out absolutely brilliantly. When I heard about this one I was so excited to give it a try and... More

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