The Ingenious Edgar Jones

The Ingenious Edgar Jones

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 29/05/2008
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Synopsis

Set in nineteenth-century Oxford, and shot through with a powerful sense of magic, Elizabeth Garner's new novel will appeal both to fans of historical fiction and to the huge Susanna Clarke/Philip Pullman fanbase.

In nineteenth-century Oxford, an extraordinary child is born - Edgar Jones, a porter's son with a magical talent. Though his father cannot see beyond his academic slowness, his abilities as a metalworker and designer are quickly noticed, and become a source of tension within the family. When Edgar comes to the attention of a maverick professor at work on a museum of the natural sciences, Edgar is at once plucked from obscurity and plunged into the heart of a debate which threatens to tear apart the university. Edgar's position is a dangerous one - will he be able to control the rebellious spirit that fires his inventiveness, but threatens to ruin him, and to break up his family once and for all?

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755302543
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 252g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 24 mm

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