Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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A beautiful hardback gift edition of Mary Norton's classic children's book BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, comprised of two stories, THE MAGIC BEDKNOB and BONFIRES AND BROOMSTICKS. Includes artwork by Anthony Lewis and a stunning cloth-bound cover with ribbon feature.

Carey, Charles and Paul are staying in the country with their aunt when they find Eglantine Price lying on the ground after an injury. The children discover that Miss Price is a witch in training, and in order to keep them quiet about her secret she makes them a magical bed-knob that allows them to travel around on the bed. And so their adventures begin...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 136 x 207 x 19mm | 276g
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1510104291
  • 9781510104297
  • 159,858

Review quote

When prim and proper Miss Price from next door falls off her broomstick, Carrey, Charles and Paul discovers that she's actually a witch. So Miss Price gives the three children a gift - an enchangted bedknob that will whisk them off anywhere they want, for as long as they keep her secret. And so their lives change forever...

Discover The Magic Bedknob and Bonfires and Broomsticks, two stories full of magic from much-loved author Mary Norton.
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About Mary Norton

Mary Norton spent much of her childhood in a late Georgian house which later became the model for Firbank Hall in 'The Borrowers'. For a year she acted at the Old Vic before getting married and going to live in Portugal. During the Second World War she was evacuated to New York and struggled to support herself and her four children while her husband was in the Navy. It was then that she began to write, and in 1945 her first children's books, 'The Magic Bedknob' and 'Bonfires and Broomsticks' later combined in a single volume, 'Bedknob and Broomstick' was published. These were followed in 1952 by 'The Borrowers', which was awarded the Carnegie Medal, and three other titles 'The Borrowers Afield', 'The Borrowers Afloat' and 'The Borrowers Aloft'. Anthony Lewis lives with his wife and two young daughters in Cheshire. Since he graduated with a first class honours degree in 1989 he has illustrated and contributed to more than 200 children's books at home and abroad.
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10,299 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 38% (3,940)
4 33% (3,366)
3 24% (2,450)
2 4% (444)
1 1% (99)
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