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Little

By: Carey, Edward Carey, Edward(Illustrated by)

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1910709565 / 9781910709566
Paperback / softback
823.914
01/10/2018
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United Kingdom
135 x 216 mm 430 pages, A combination of spot, half page and full page black and whitepencil sketches drawn by Ed
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'There is a space between life and death: it's called waxworks' Born in Alsace in 1761, the unsightly, diminutive Marie Grosholtz is quickly nicknamed "Little." Orphaned at the age of six, she finds employment in the household of reclusive anatomist, Dr Curtius.

Her role soon surpasses that of mere servant as the eccentric doctor takes an interest in his newfound companion, and begins to instruct her in the fine art of wax modelling. From the gutters of pre-revolutionary France to the luxury of the Palace of Versailles, from clutching the still-warm heads of Robespierre's Terror to finding something very like love, Little traces the improbable fortunes of a bloodstained crumb of a thing who went on to shape the word...

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FV Historical fiction

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