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The Complete Borrowers: The Borrowers; The Borrowe
by Mary Norton

ISBN: 9780141322704
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Ltd
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 720
DIMENSIONS: 198mmX129mmX31mm 488grams

This is a complete collection of the classic Borrowers stories by Mary Norton. "The Borrowers": The Borrowers own nothing at all; they live in the secret places of quiet old houses - behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans', who don't even know they exist. Arrietty's father, Pod, is an expert Borrower - he can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls aren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty is an only child her father breaks the rule. But then Arrietty makes friends with a boy - a 'human bean' - and from that moment danger is never far away for, above all else, they must avoid the great disaster of 'being seen'. "The Borrowers Afield": The Pod family escape to the fields where their cousins live, but it's a long and dangerous journey. At last they find a new home and adapt to country life. "The Borrowers Afloat": Homeless again, Arrietty looks forward to a life away from the dark country cottage, to one full of sunshine. "The Borrowers Aloft": The family are now living in the model village of Little Fordham - a complete village tailored to their size. All they have to do is avoid being seen by the visitors, but one night the owner of a rival village comes with a cardboard box ready to catch them..."The Borrowers Avenged": Pod, Homily and Arrietty have managed t

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