The Land of Decoration (Paperback)
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The Land of Decoration (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/01/2013
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A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2013 'An extraordinary and peculiarly haunting novel' Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand My name is Judith McPherson. I am ten years old. On Monday a miracle happened. Judith doesn't have much. The house she shares with her devoutly religious father is full of dusty relics, reminders of the mother Judith never knew. Bullied at school, she finds comfort in creating a miniature world in her bedroom - a world of wonder she calls The Land of Decoration. Perhaps, she thinks, if she makes it snow in The Land of Decoration there will be no school on Monday. Sure enough, when Judith opens her curtains the next day, the world beyond her window has turned white. And that's when her troubles begin.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099565741

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Hardback edition
28th August 2012
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“A land you can't help but get lost in”

I first discovered this book as it was part of the Waterstones 11 our choice of the best 11 debut books of 2012. As I'd loved so many of the 2011 titles and thought the cover and title sounded interesting I... More

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12th November 2012
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“An amazing first novel.”

I get sent a lot of books to review but very few of them start off with me thinking ‘Oh I’m going to hate this book’, but then end with me thinking exactly the opposite. The Land of Decoration was one of those and the... More

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19th February 2013
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