The Land of Decoration (Paperback)
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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/01/2013
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'An extraordinary and peculiarly haunting novel' Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand


A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK



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
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An extraordinary and peculiarly haunting novel -- Chris Cleave * author of The Other Hand *
Extraordinary -- Emma Donoghue, author of Room
Enchanting and compellingly dark... This is an intensely personal story, but told with a lightness of touch and air of magic -- Nigella Lawson * Mail on Sunday Books of the Year *
A tremendously affecting novel, skillfully and arrestingly written, and one that packs a big emotional punch * Sunday Times *
Both sinister and sharply intriguing, with a completely convincing eleven-year-old narrator caught in fundamentalism, school persecution and the edge of the miraculous -- A.S. Byatt * Guardian, Books of the Year *

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“Not what I was expecting...”

From reading previous reviews of this particular book, I was expecting an uplifting and magical read, but unfortunately this book was not at all like how I expected it to be.
10 year old Judith lives with her very... More

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Neill Walker@Coleraine

“The Land of Decoration”

10 year old Judith , a devout Christian living with her widower father is being mercilessly bullied at school and takes refuge in a model world she has created in her bedroom . When she makes it snow one Sundayin the... More

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“The Land of Decoration - just lovely...”

A lovely read, gentle yet powerful, Judith is a 10 year old being brought up within strict religious boundaries. A sweet girl confused with all that is going on around her, her mother dying at her birth, her father... More

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