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The Toymakers - Robert Dinsdale

The Toymakers - Robert Dinsdale

Title: The Toymakers

Author:  Robert Dinsdale

ISBN:  9781785036347

Weight:  865g

Lined, dated and signed first edition, first printing




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Our price:  £34.99

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

Do you remember when you believed in magic?

It is 1917, and while war wages across Europe, in the heart of London, there is a place of hope and enchantment.

The Emporium sells toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike: patchwork dogs that seem alive, toy boxes that are bigger on the inside, soldiers that can fight battles of their own.  Into this family business comes young Cathy Wray, running away from a shameful past.  The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own.

But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own…

A dark enchanting, spectacularly imaginative novel perfect for fans of Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus

Peer & Press Reviews

Like the magic at the heart of the story, this vivid, haunting novel is both vast and intimate.  A world war echoes a family conflict, and the delights and dangers of childhood suddenly have vast implications.  A wonderful and thought-provoking read.

Katherine Arden, author of The Winternight Series

Anyone who’s ever stepped inside a traditional toyshop and marvelled at the wonders on display will instantly be captivated by this book, which transports readers to The Emporium in London.  Prepare to be charmed by this utterly enchanting tale.

Culture Fly

What an extraordinary and wonderful achievement this novel is!  I was gripped, and thrilled, and touched, and above all I was completely swept into the magic of the book…  And the scope of the thing!  Such a broad chronological range, such sweep, all with the lightest touch.  Just astonishing.

Adam Roberts, author of By the Pricking of Her Thumb

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Toymakers
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Lined “The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter…”
Dated 8th Feb 2018 [publication day]
Book Stats
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Del Rey
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9781785036347
ISBN 10 1785036343
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 468
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 42mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket design Head Design
Jacket illustration Laura Barrett

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