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The Doll Funeral - Kate Hamer

The Doll Funeral - Kate Hamer

Title: The Doll Funeral

Author:  Kate Hamer

ISBN:  9780571313853

Weight:  797 g

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The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

My name is Ruby.  I live with Barbara and Mick.  They’re not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say.  I’m supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs.

But there are things I won’t say.  I won’t tell them I’m going to hunt for my real parents.  I don’t say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed.

I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house.  I told him I saw death crawl out of her.  He said he’d give me a medal for lying.

I wasn’t lying.  I’m a hunter for lost souls and I’m going to be with my real family.  And I’m not going to let Mick stop me.

The second novel from Costa-shortlisted Kate Hamer,
bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat

Peer & Press Reviews

There is a magical dream-like quality to Kate Hamer’s second novel, which reminded me of Kate Atkinson’s early novels…  The Doll Funeral is the story of a separated mother and daughter, and the last line is heart-stoppingly beautiful.

Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller

A haunting story of love, loss, family and friendships as told by the ethereal Ruby, a teenager who inhabits the past and the present.  Hamer’s novel of ghosts bound with the living tells a tale which captivates and draws you into her lyrical world.

Lisa Ballantyne, author of Everything She Forgot

A dark and magical story, with a dash of the paranormal that swept me away.

Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Doll Funeral
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780571313853
ISBN 10: 057131385X
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 359
Size (h x w x d): 225 x 161 x 34mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Mei Williams
Jacket design: Faber
Jacket imagery: andreiuc88 / Shutterstock

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