The Children's Book

Author(s): A.S. Byatt

Literary Fiction

This vivid, rich and moving saga is played out against the great, rippling tides of the day, taking us from the Kent marshes to Paris and Munich and the trenches of the Somme. Born at the end of the Victorian era, growing up in the golden summers of Edwardian times, a whole generation grew up unaware of the darkness ahead.


Product Information

By the author of Possession, a marvellous, gripping, panoramic novel of family secrets, set against a backdrop of a bohemian, artistic late Victorian and Edwardian world, about the damage wrought by writers of children's books on their children - about predators and innocents, war and peace, art and society.

Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009.

A.S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short story-writer and critic. Her books include Possession, and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. She was appointed DBE in 1999.

General Fields

  • : 9780701183905
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Chatto & Windus
  • : 0.792
  • : May 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A.S. Byatt
  • : Paperback
  • : Airports / Ireland / Export ed
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 624