The Children's Book

The Children's Book

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Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special private book, bound in different colours, for each of her children. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets. They grow up in the golden summers of Edwardian times, but as the sons rebel against their parents and the girls dream of independent futures, they are unaware that in the darkness ahead they will be betrayed unintentionally by the adults who love them. This is the children's book.She used to make nests and put them out hoping that birds would find them. ... And she had a beautiful dolla#39;s house, in which there lived a family of dolls with tiny china faces and stuffed bodies. ... for the dolls. She had tried clothes, but her sewing was not fine enough and the dolls looked ridiculous in the hats and jacketsanbsp;...

Title:The Children's Book
Author:A S Byatt
Publisher:Random House - 2009-10-06


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