The Children's Book

The Children's Book

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/01/2010
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Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special private book, bound in different colours, for each of her children. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets.

They grow up in the golden summers of Edwardian times, but as the sons rebel against their parents and the girls dream of independent futures, they are unaware that in the darkness ahead they will be betrayed unintentionally by the adults who love them. This is the children's book.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099535454
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Weight: 460g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm

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The Children's Book
Complex and Wonderful
This is a story of a group of three linked families and others who join their lives. It covers a long period and it takes a while to get the characters cle... READ MORE
Julia Rabbitts
The Children's Book
I really liked this but I normaly take 2 hours to read any book and it took me a week, mainly I think because it gives you lots to think about and is quite... READ MORE
The Children's Book
Superior Family Saga
A bit of a rambling saga of three inter-related families set in the late Victorian & then Edwardian eras, ending with WW1. Also it is a good social insight... READ MORE
Joe Franks