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Ingenious Edgar Jones

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The Ingenious Edgar Jones by Elizabeth Garner
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Set in nineteenth-century Oxford, and shot through with a powerful sense of magic, Elizabeth Garner's new novel will appeal both to fans of historical fiction and to the huge Susanna Clarke/Philip Pullman fanbase. In nineteenth-century Oxford, an extraordinary child is born - Edgar Jones, a porter's son with a magical talent. Though his father cannot see beyond his academic slowness, his abilities as a metalworker and designer are quickly noticed, and become a source of tension within the family. When Edgar comes to the attention of a maverick professor at work on a museum of the natural sciences, Edgar is at once plucked from obscurity and plunged into the heart of a debate which threatens to tear apart the university. Edgar's position is a dangerous one - will he be able to control the rebellious spirit that fires his inventiveness, but threatens to ruin him, and to break up his family once and for all?

Author Biography

Elizabeth Garner was born in Cheshire, and now lives in Oxford. She is the author of the acclaimed NIGHTDANCING, which won a Betty Trask Award, and was shortlisted for the Authors' Club First Novel Award.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Headline Review
Pages
352
Dimensions
161x32x241
ISBN-13
9780755302536
Product ID
1697566

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