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Description - Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare

Miss M., a pretty and diminutive young woman with a passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies and stuffed animals, struggles to deal with her isolation from the rest of society due to her extraordinarily small size. When her father dies, she must make her own way in a world that treats her as an entertaining curiosity, a momentary diversion from the game of making ones way up the social ladder. An elegiac, misanthropic, sometimes perverse study of isolation, de la Mare's prize-winning classic seduces by its gentle charm and elegant prose.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846590665
ISBN-10: 1846590663
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 130mm x 38mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Telegram Books
Publisher: Telegram Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born of a Scottish mother and a father descended from an old Huguenot family. He was educated at St Paul's Cathedral Choir School, which he left at sixteen to work in the City Office of the Anglo-American Oil Company, writing in his spare time under the pseudonym Walter Ramal. He left after nine years to devote his life to letters. His collected poems were published in 1942. His works include the children's novel The Three Royal Monkeys and the long poem The Traveller. He was the recipient of much praise and many honours, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Memoirs of a Midget.

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