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  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780857525116
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00
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D (A Tale of Two Worlds)

A modern-day Dickensian fable




A contemporary Dickensian fable about moral courage and self-determination, from the internationally acclaimed author of The Crimson Petal and the White

'Glorious. A story that will be found and enjoyed and dreamed about for years to come. I loved it' NEIL GAIMAN

A CONTEMPORARY DICKENSIAN FABLE ABOUT MORAL COURAGE AND SELF-DETERMINATION, BY THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE

12-year-old Dhikilo was born in a faraway country, though she’s doing her best to feel at home with her new parents in the crumbly seaside town of Cawber-on-Sands.Until one day, the letter D disappears from the language, and Dhikilo is the only person who notices it’s gone. You’d think the loss of one little letter wouldn’t make much of a ifference to aily life. But it actually makes things very ifficult and, eventually, quite esperate.

Determined to rescue the D, Dhikilo teams up with her old history teacher, Professor Dodderfield. In moments, she is in the wintery land of Liminus where she meets the Magwitches, the Quilps, the Spottletoes, and other strange tribes. Can she escape from the terrifying Bleak House? Can she stop the D from disappearing for ever? And can Dhikilo – a girl with no past and no country – discover who she is and where she really belongs?

  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780857525116
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00
Categories:

About the author

Michel Faber

MICHEL FABER is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of critically acclaimed novels, novellas and short stories, including The Crimson Petal and the White, The Book of Strange New Things,Under the Skin and the poetry collection, Undying: A Love Story. His latest work of fiction, D (A Tale of Two Worlds) is a modern-day Dickensian fable which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s death. As well as tipping its hat to Dickens, it acknowledges its debt to James Thurber’s The Wonderful O, C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Michel Faber was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Australia, spent twenty-five years in the far north of Scotland, and now lives on the south coast of England.

Praise for D (A Tale of Two Worlds)

Glorious. There is such personal and political outrage about the world. But what makes it feel like a Real Story, one that will be found and enjoyed and dreamed about for years to come, is Dhikilo, a fabulous heroine and a real person on the page. Her adventure and bravery as she attempts to restore a missing letter to the world is beautifully written and delightfully told. I loved it

NEIL GAIMAN

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