The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition (Paperback)John Connolly (author)
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Effortlessly blending fairytale fantasy with battered emotional reality, John Connolly weaves a woozy allegory about grief and fear that moves as much as it terrifies. Retreating into an imaginative world of fable after a family tragedy, 12 year old David comes face to face with the chilling Crooked Man and is forced to confront some fundamental truths about himself.
This illustrated edition includes two new short stories - Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King, the latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things - and an afterword from the author.
Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother...
As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
'A brilliantly creepy coming of age novel' - The Daily Mirror
'A moving fable, brilliantly imagined, about the agony of loss and the pain of young adulthood' - The Times
'This is no saccharine fairytale, but an eerie fable that's perfect for long winter nights' - The Daily Mail
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