The Two Pound Tram

The Two Pound Tram

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Wilfred and Duncan live in a large old house in Sussex, only ever see their parents on Wednesdays, and spend their days catching butterflies and dreaming of adventure. Then their mother elopes and their already distant father becomes hostile. So the brothers pack their camping equipment and run away from home. They already have a plan. They're going to London to buy a tram they have seen in an advertisement, and it costs two pounds...Lively, funny and charming, The Two Pound Tram is a bittersweet testament to youth, its dreams and its triumph over adversity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747573336
  • 9780747573333
  • 554,976

Review quote

'Rather like Daisy Ashford's The Young Visiters this is a charming, miniature oddity, just right for a Christmas stocking' Sunday Telegraph 'Very occasionally one comes across a book which, in its unexpected delights, inspires one to leap about wild with praise, and rush out to buy copies for friends. This first work by William Newton will surely have this effect Their adventures with the tram are both touching and extraordinary Newton is a wonderful find, it's my book of the year and I shall give it to everyone for Christmas' Spectator 'I predict that this book will become something of a cult it goes on haunting the reader's imagination long after he has put the book down I loved it' Country Life 'The Two Pound Tram is a necklace of miracles, each more beautiful and unbelievable than the last. That it may be author William Newton's memoir may be the most dazzling miracle of all' Los Angeles Timesshow more

About William Newton

William Newton is a retired doctor who lives in Oxfordshire. This is his first book.show more

Rating details

227 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 16% (36)
4 35% (80)
3 33% (74)
2 13% (30)
1 3% (7)
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