The Night Rainbow (Paperback)
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The Night Rainbow (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/08/2013
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During one long, hot summer, five-year-old Pea and her little sister Margot play alone in the meadow behind their house, on the edge of a small village in Southern France. Her mother is too sad to take care of them; she left her happiness in the hospital, along with the baby. Pea's father has died in an accident and Maman, burdened by her double grief and isolated from the village by her Englishness, has retreated to a place where Pea cannot reach her - although she tries desperately to do so. Then Pea meets Claude, a man who seems to love the meadow as she does and who always has time to play. Pea believes that she and Margot have found a friend, and maybe even a new papa. But why do the villagers view Claude with suspicion? And what secret is he keeping in his strange, empty house? Elegantly written, haunting and gripping, The Night Rainbow is a novel about innocence and experience, grief and compassion and the dangers of an overactive imagination.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408841846
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 219 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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Quirky, elegant and sweet: I loved it! * Joanne Harris *
At once moving and gripping, elegant and spare, The Night Rainbow is a daring novel about a child faced with the baffling world of adult grief. Claire King nails the voice of the child narrator from the first page; Pea is a heroine you won't forget * Maggie O'Farrell *
Emotional and beautifully written, you'll be on tenterhooks throughout * Stylist *
An original, beguiling debut about the consequences of an imaginatively lived life * Marie Claire *

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“A perfect Book Club read”

The Night Rainbow is a sun-drenched story. Set in rural France and narrated by five year old Pea the novel manages to be charming despite its dark shadow of death. Pea plays outside with her little sister so not to... More

Hardback edition
5th May 2013
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“A wonderful debut”

The debut novel from Claire King is truly a wonderful read. The story is told through the eyes of five and a half year old Pea, alongside her sister Margot, who at times feels the older sister in the story. This... More

Hardback edition
16th January 2013
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“Beautiful!”

I don't want to say too much about this book as I don't want to give anything away. You need to discover its beauty for yourself! It's a beautiful story, told beautifully. Very cleverly written - you... More

Hardback edition
21st February 2013
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