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The Children's Home
Author: Charles Lambert

ISBN: 9781910709009
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.7 x 1.7
A beguiling and disarming novel about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor. In a sprawling estate, willfully secluded, lives Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins. Morgan spends his days in quiet study, avoiding his reflection in mirrors and the lake at the end of his garden. One day, two children, Moira and David, appear. Morgan takes them in, giving them free rein of the mansion he shares with his housekeeper, Engel. Then more children start to show up.

'The Children's Home' is an inversion of a modern day fairy tale. Lambert writes from the perspective of the visited, weaving elements of psychological suspense, abandonment, isolation, and the grotesque - as well as the glimmers of goodness - buried deep within the soul.

About the Author

Five facts about Charles Lambert

1. Beryl Bainbridge described him as 'a seriously good writer'.
2. His memoir 'With a Zero at its Heart' was named one of The Guardian's Ten Best Books of the Year in 2014.
3. He was born in the UK but has lived in Italy s...

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