Little (Paperback)Edward Carey (author,illustrator)
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'Don't miss this eccentric charmer, narrated by Madame Tussaud of waxworks fame' - Margaret Atwood
There is a space between life and death: it's called waxworks
Born in Alsace in 1761, the unsightly, diminutive Marie Grosholtz is quickly nicknamed "Little." Orphaned at the age of six, she finds employment in the household of reclusive anatomist, Dr Curtius. Her role soon surpasses that of mere servant as the eccentric doctor takes an interest in his newfound companion, and begins to instruct her in the fine art of wax modelling.
From the gutters of pre-revolutionary France to the luxury of the Palace of Versailles, from clutching the still-warm heads of Robespierre's Terror to finding something very like love, Little traces the improbable fortunes of a bloodstained crumb of a thing who went on to shape the word...
Publisher: Gallic Books
Number of pages: 430
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
'Iremonger torques and tempers our memories of Dickensian London into a singularly jaunty and creepy tale of agreeable misfits. Read it by gas lamp, with a glass of absinthe at your wrist and a fireplace poker by your knee.' -Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked
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“Quirky “ little” will capture your heart...”
This is such an original novel, narrated by an orphan girl called Anne Marie Grosholtz “ Little “ , apprenticed to a doctor turned wax model maker as she turns into the legendary Madame Tussaud.
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“A brilliant and beautiful book”
I really loved everything about this book, from its gorgeous illustrations, to the brilliantly told story of Mme Tussaud, to the personality of Anne-Marie Grosholtz herself.
The illustrations tie the story together... More
I have to be honest and say I generally don't read historical fiction, but I was drawn to this book having read Edward Carey's previous books but mainly because of the gorgeous book itself. The illustrations... More
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