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The Resource The dollmaker, Nina Allan

The dollmaker, Nina Allan

Label
The dollmaker
Title
The dollmaker
Statement of responsibility
Nina Allan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stitch by perfect stitch, Andrew Garvie makes exquisite dolls in the finest antique style. Like him, they are diminutive but graceful, unique, and with surprising depths. Perhaps that's why he answers the enigmatic personal ad in his collector's magazine. Letter by letter, Bramber Winters reveals more of her strange, sheltered life in an institution on Bodmin Moor, and the terrible events that put her there as a child. Andrew knows what it is to be trapped, and as they knit closer together, he weaves a curious plan to rescue her. On his journey through the old towns of England, he reads the fairy tales of Ewa Chaplin--potent, eldritch stories which, like her lifelike dolls, pluck at the edges of reality and thread their way into his mind. When Andrew and Bramber meet at last, they will have a choice--to break free and, unlike their dolls, come to life. A love story of two very real, unusual people, The Dollmaker is also a novel rich with wonders: Andrew's quest and Bramber's letters unspool around the dark fables that give our familiar world an uncanny edge. It is this touch of magic that, like the blink of a doll's eyes, tricks our own
Summary
A love story of two very real, unusual people, and a novel rich with wonders that shines a radically different light on society's marginal figures
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763317
Cataloging source
NRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allan, Nina
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dollmakers
  • Individual differences
  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Letters
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
Target audience
adult
Label
The dollmaker, Nina Allan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A love story about becoming real" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065140831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
396 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787472556
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1091996283
Label
The dollmaker, Nina Allan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A love story about becoming real" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065140831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
396 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787472556
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1091996283

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