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Description - Mouthing The Words by Camilla Gibb

Thelma is six years old. Life at home is unsettling and disturbing; her father's games are not enjoyable and her mother dotes on Willy, the favoured child. When her parents move to Canada Thelma smuggles her imaginary friends with her in her suitcase. Thelma's life is mostly lived in her fertile and extraordinarily vivid imagination. And she still asks every adult she meets to adopt her-Mouthing the Words tells Thelma's story though to adulthood and her return to England - to study law at Oxford - in a novel that is by turns harrowing, terrible and wonderfully funny. Through sexual abuse, anorexia and borderline multiple personality disorder, Thelma retains her spirit, wit and imagination. Reminiscent of Jeanette Winterson and Sylvia Plath Mouthing the Words is a remarkable and inspiring fiction debut.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099286585
ISBN-10: 0099286580
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Camilla Gibb

Camilla Gibb was born in London in 1968. She grew up and studied in Canada, before returning to England to do a DPhil in anthropology at Oxford. She lives in Toronto. Mouthing the Words is her first novel.

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