The Magic Places

The Magic Places

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For dreamer Clare, a chance encounter with old family acquaintance Marcus brings up haunting memories of a childhood holiday, as they try to come to terms with the events and magic that have shaped their lives.

They meet by chance in a department store, having not seen one another since a long-ago summer in Guernsey that was marred by tragedy. He lost his son, Tom, in inexplicable circumstances; she was Tom's friend and the last person to see him alive.

The novel flits backwards and forwards in time, from the present-day affair fuelled by grief and loneliness, to the summer when Tom went missing - a time filled with sunshine and enchantment, moving inexorably towards heartbreak.

The Magic Places is a spellbinding tale of the power of stories and imagination.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 140 x 222 x 20mm | 369g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911350064
  • 9781911350064
  • 2,432,651

About Elizabeth Jenner

Elizabeth Jenner grew up on the Wirral, and studied for a BA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. She is now a commissioning editor for children's non-fiction, and lives and works in London.THE MAGIC PLACES is her first novel.
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28 ratings
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4 21% (6)
3 21% (6)
2 4% (1)
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