The Children's Book

Recommended by Morten Kringelbach, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #33 in Pottery, Ranked #94 in World War I

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

A spellbinding novel, at once sweeping and intimate, from the Booker Prize–winning author of Possession, that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years, and centers around a famous children’s book author and the passions, betrayals, and secrets that tear apart the people she loves.

When Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum—a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive’s magical tales—she...

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Morten Kringelbach This book is about how it is that we create lives, how our well-being later on is very much shaped by early childhood. (Source)

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