A Robot in the Garden
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A Robot in the Garden

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"An unusual and delightful book. A robot to remember." (Alexander Mccall Smith). Warm-hearted fable of a stay-at-home husband who learns an important lesson in life when an unusual creature enters his life. With all the charm and humour of the rosie Project and about a boy. This is a story of the greatest friendship ever assembled. Ben Chambers wakes up to find something rusty and lost underneath the willow tree in his garden. Refusing to throw it on the skip as his wife Amy advises, he takes it home.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153 x 216 x 20mm | 362g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • DOUBLEDAY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857523023
  • 9780857523020
  • 470,766

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"Wonderfully weird and uplifting" Heat Magazine "A wonderful debut novel" ajbookreviewclub.wordpress.com "This would make a wonderful uplifting movie" thepewterwolf.blogspot.co.uk "A story that spans across many countries, 'A Robot In The Garden' is a light-hearted and poignant tale, packed with humour, love and adorable little robot that just wants to make friends." handwrittengirl.com "This story is touching and well told, concentrating on the relationship between a man and a robot. It's unique and so heart-warming!" thebookishuniverse.wordpress.com "I can sum this up in one word; ADORABLE! A book that explodes with cuteness and humour" betweenmylines.com "Deborah has created a truly wonderful, heartfelt story of friendship that completely melted my heart. This is without a doubt one of the best books that I have read this year" lauraslittlebookblog.blogspot.co.uk "A Robot in the Garden is a lovely, wonderful debut novel and I really hope it's not the last we see of Tang, and the other interesting characters the author has created. Off to re-read..." reviewedthebook.co.uk "A story of true friendship, love and the journey of self-discovery and I utterly adored it. The storyline was superb, the characters were solid and adorable and the writing was flawless." thebloggersbookshop.blogspot.co.uk "The story is sweet, charming, funny, and I found myself really enjoying it" thebooklife.co.uk "The 'character goes on a journey of self-discovery' trope is a well used one in all forms of art, but it's rarely done as wonderfully or with such imagination, as in Deborah Install's debut novel 'A Robot In The Garden'." ifthesebookscouldtalk.com "I literally could not put this book down. It is truly a magical read" compellingreads.co.uk "It's hard to believe that such a book can be a debut for the author, and I will be advising everyone to read it" bcfreviews.wordpress.com "Read this book, you'll enjoy it and that's all there is to say on the matter!" dark-readers.comshow more

About Deborah Install

Deborah Install has worked as a website copywriter. Her debut novel, A ROBOT IN THE GARDEN, is inspired by her own young son. She lives in Birmingham with her family where she bakes good cakes and writes even better books.show more

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"Read this book, you'll enjoy it and that's all there is to say on the matter!"show more
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