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D (A Tale of Two Worlds) - Michel Faber

D (A Tale of Two Worlds) - Michel Faber

Title: D (A Tale of Two Worlds)

Author:  Michel Faber

ISBN:  9780857525109

Weight:  807 g

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D (A Tale of Two Worlds) by Michel Faber

A modern-day Dickensian fable and a celebration of friendship and humanity, by the acclaimed author of The Crimson Petal and the White.

It all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from the language.
First, it vanishes from her parents’ conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside. Soon the local dentist and the neighbour's Dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called off.

Though she doesn’t know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson.  And this is where our story begins.

Set between England and the wintry land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures, D (A Tale of Two Worlds) is a mesmerising tale of friendship and bravery in an uncertain world.  Told with simple beauty and warmth, its celebration of moral courage and freethinking is a powerful reminder of our human capacity for strength, hope and justice.

Peer & Press Reviews

If ever a book like this was needed, it is now.  Dhikilo is a splendid heroine for our time: She stands for kindness, honesty and humanity.  Her triumph will have readers rejoicing.

Diane Setterfield

Part affectionate homage, part exhuberant fan fiction, YA readers will love it, but Faber’s brio and bubbly ingenuity will delight adult readers too.

Daily Mail

The deadpan style makes this more funny than scary.  Faber’s acknowledged debt to James Thurber’s O is clear.  It’s very enjoyable.

Sunday Express

Bibliographic Info

TitleD (A Tale of Two Worlds)
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition featuresVisually, this is a simply stunning book: beautiful red, black and gold pictorial boards, an upmarket square spine and decorative head and tail bands – a wonderful gift edition.
Overall conditionFine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Book Stats
PublisherTransworld Publishers
Age guide13+
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780857525109
FormatHardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)205 x 159 x 28mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographPal Hansen
DesignMarianne Issa El-Khoury
Jo Thomson
Ami Smithson

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