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D (A Tale of Two Worlds): A modern-day Dickensian fable [9780857525109]

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D (A Tale of Two Worlds) is a modern-day Dickensian fable which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens's death

Dhikilo gazed through the doorway at the world beyond. This was her last opportunity to run back to safety. She thought about it. But only for a moment. An adventure was waiting for her.

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, and from her school dinners. 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 (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.

'Faber's writing is so dizzyingly accomplished that he is able to convince you that, just sometimes, the old stories are the best ones' - GUARDIAN

'Glorious. A story that will be found and enjoyed and dreamed about for years to come' - NEIL GAIMAN

'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


AUTHOR: MICHEL FABER is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of critically acclaimed novels, novellas and short stories, including The Crimson Petal and the White, The Book of Strange New Things, Under the Skin and the poetry collection, Undying: A Love Story. His latest work of fiction, D (A Tale of Two Worlds) is a modern-day Dickensian fable which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens's death. As well as tipping its hat to Dickens, it acknowledges its debt to James Thurber's The Wonderful O, C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia and Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Michel Faber was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Australia, spent twenty-five years in the far north of Scotland, and now lives on the south coast of England.

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Author:
Michel Faber
Publisher:
Doubleday
Publication:
17-Sep-2020
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
304
Chart Position:
4183
Weight:
418 Grams
  • 5
    I have only just started this book and it reads well - Ideal for people who enjoy Charles Dickens. I feel it will become one of my favourites.

    Posted by Sylvia Paine on 6th Oct 2020

    A "different" type of book which as I say will be enjoyed by lovers of Charles Dickens.

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