Wise Children

Wise Children

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/01/1992
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Wise Children
‘I couldn’t look a cabbage in the eye after what Grandma did to them … the abattoir was kinder to a cow’
This is a story of twins, and pairs, and tragedy and comedy. The characters from this story still dance through my head when I close my eyes at night, I th... READ MORE
Eilish from Rustington


This title is presented with an introduction by Ali Smith. A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099981107
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Wise Children
It pains me to say this but as much as I love Angela Carter and her style of writing I just couldn't get into this book at all. I don't know whether it was... READ MORE
Wise Children
Only the Lonely...
This is possibly one of the most difficult books to review because whether or not you might like it is down wholly to your temperament. Narrated by Dora Ch... READ MORE
Stuart McMillan
Wise Children
Long Live Dora!
I read my first Angela Carter novel last year, The Magic Toyshop, reviewed here http://www.lovelytreez.com/?p=50 and it was such an enjoyable reading exper... READ MORE
Teresa Majury