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Mister Pip
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Mister Pip

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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008.
  • Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2007.

Book Description

'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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719569944
ISBN-10: 071956994X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Every Sunday, Pearla makes perfectly round cookies and tall, fluffy cupcakes at her dad's bakery. Pearla loves to bake, and she loves to see her customers enjoying her perfect creations. Until one day she makes a very big mistake! This colourful book will help children aged 4-12 to cope when things don't quite go to plan.

Princess and the Fog by Lloyd Jones Princess and the Fog, Hardback (June 2015)

This vibrantly illustrated story is designed to be read with children aged 5-7 who are suffering from depression. Using metaphor and full of humour, it is a relatable, enjoyable and positive read for all. The book also includes a guide for parents and carers by clinical paediatric psychologists, Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss.

Paint Your Wife by Lloyd Jones Paint Your Wife, Paperback (March 2015)

A story of the redemptive power of art from the bestselling author of Mister Pip.

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Author Biography - Lloyd Jones

Mister Pip is the first of Lloyd Jones's books to be published in the UK. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

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