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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

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A book can change your life forever...

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'You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.' Bougainville. 1991. A small village on a lush tropical island in the South Pacific. Eighty-six days have passed since Matilda's last day of school as, quietly, war is encroaching from the other end of the island. When the villagers' safe, predictable lives come to a halt, Bougainville's children are surprised to find the island's only white man, a recluse, re-opening the school. Pop Eye, aka Mr Watts, explains he will introduce the children to Mr Dickens. Matilda and the others think a foreigner is coming to the island and prepare a list of much needed items. They are shocked to discover their acquaintance with Mr Dickens will be through Mr Watts' inspiring reading of Great Expectations. But on an island at war, the power of fiction has dangerous consequences. Imagination and beliefs are challenged by guns. Mister Pip is an unforgettable tale of survival by story; a dazzling piece of writing that lives long in the mind after the last page is finished.

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SKU GOR000490762
Title Mister Pip
Author By (author) Lloyd Jones
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher John Murray General Publishing Division
Year Published 2008
Page Number 240
ISBN 071956994X
ISBN13 9780719569944
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008.
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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