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This novel is set in a small town in Canada, close to the US border, in the 1950s and 60s. The unsentimental narrator Thomas introduces an unusual group of characters: Edna MacMillan, Thomas' volatile Trinidadian grandmother; Katarina, his elusive mother; and, Henry, a black Chinese more

Product details

  • Paperback | 265 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 19mm | 239g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747544069
  • 9780747544067
  • 1,388,658

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"A beautifully written novel which creates a special world, draws readers into it and leaves them charmed." (Lee Milazzo, Dallas Morning News) "Childhood is a leisurely, welcome example of Wordsworth's great goal in art: to re-create spontaneous emotion recollected in tranquillity." (Greg Burkman, The Seattle Times)show more

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236 ratings
3.23 out of 5 stars
5 11% (27)
4 25% (58)
3 43% (102)
2 17% (41)
1 3% (8)
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