Mistress Masham's Repose

Mistress Masham's Repose

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Ten-year-old orphan Maria lives in her ancestors' crumbling mansion, with warm-hearted Cook and the eccentric Professor as her only friends. Exploring the grounds one day, Maria discovers a wild, half-forgotten island in the middle of a neglected lake - and an extraordinary secret. For the island is home to a community of tiny people - the Lilliputians that Gulliver first met on his famous travels. But as Maria grows closer to her new friends, her own life is in grave danger. Her wicked governess and the cruel vicar are plotting to steal her rightful inheritance - and they will stop at nothing. How can Maria keep the Lilliputians safe, while protecting herself? This is a timeless classic from the author of "The Sword in the Stone", with an introduction by Anne Fine.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 18mm | 197g
  • RED FOX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849414823
  • 9781849414821
  • 300,581

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Ten-year-old orphan Maria lives in a vast, crumbling mansion, with warm-hearted Cook and the eccentric Professor as her only friends. Exploring the neglected lake one day, Maria discovers a mysterious island - and an extraordinary secret. The island is home to a community of Lilliputians - the tiny people whom Gulliver met on his famous travels.

But Maria's wicked governess and the cruel vicar are plotting to steal her inheritance - and once they learn her secret, Maria knows she is in grave danger. Can she keep the Lilliputians safe, while protecting herself?

Exciting and imaginative, this is a timeless classic by the author of The Sword in the Stone that readers of all ages will love.

'One of the finest, most magical and extraordinary children's books ever written' Anne Fine
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"Rockets at a cracking pace, full of excitement and drama. The action builds up to a thrilling climax when in the tradition of the best fairy stories, the baddies get their comeuppance and right wins the day . . . A delightful treat, and will require several readings before it reveals all its secrets"
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"One of the finest, most magical and extraordinary children's books ever written ... Children's writers are so often asked, "Which other book in the world do you wish you had written?" By now I must have read tens of thousands. But I still answer, truthfully, "Oh, this one. Definitely, this one" -- Anne Fine "Rockets at a cracking pace, full of excitement and drama. The action builds up to a thrilling climax when in the tradition of the best fairy stories, the baddies get their comeuppance and right wins the day ... A delightful treat, and will require several readings before it reveals all its secrets" Kirkus
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About T H White

T. H. White was born in India, was educated in England and lived in Ireland and later in the Channel Islands. He wrote several well-loved classic novels including The Once and Future King and Mistress Masham's Repose.
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