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The Museum of Extraordinary Things (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 12/03/2015
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From the bestselling author of The Dovekeeperscomes a spectacularly imaginative and moving new novel in the vein of The Night Circusthat has been acclaimed by Jodi Picoult as 'truly stunning: part love story, part mystery, part history, and all beauty'.

New York City, 1911. Meet Coralie Sardie, circus girl, web-fingered mermaid, shy only daughter of Professor Sardie and raised in the bizarre surroundings of his Museum of Extraordinary Things.

And meet Eddie Cohen, a handsome young immigrant who has run away from his painful past and his Orthodox family to become a photographer, documenting life on the teeming city streets. One night by the freezing waters of the Hudson River, Coralie stumbles across Eddie, who has become enmeshed in the case of a missing girl, and the fates of these two hopeful outcasts collide as they search for truth, beauty, love and freedom in tumultuous times.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471112157
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25 mm


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“Freakishly Beautiful”

This is the story of Coralie Sardie who lives in the dark Wonderland that is Coney Island in the early 1900s with her sinister, controlling magician-scientist father and a menagerie of wonders both living and... More

Hardback edition
6th April 2014
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“An interesting glimpse in time”

Coralie Sardie's father runs the Museum of Extraordinary Things, one of the many attractions of early 20th century Coney Island. The museum provides employment to a number of sideshow 'freaks' of the... More

Hardback edition
5th May 2014
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“A beautiful, memorable treat!”

A beautifully written, magical love story that reminded me of the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Hoffman brings to life the weird and wonderful stories of the characters that work at the Musuem of Extraordinary... More

Hardback edition
16th April 2014
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