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Wednesdays Child [Hardcover]

Eloise Millar

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Book Description

May 31 2004
Janet Roberts and her brother James are at the mercy of their father's foul mood swings, especially on Wednesdays, when he returns from his third nightshift of the week, angry and red-eyed, looking for trouble. But they can always lose themselves in Janet's stories of ghosts and gypsies, or go and visit their boozy Aunt Net, who welcomes them with open arms as long as they make a visit to the off licence first. Then, in the course of one summer on their Oxford council estate, everything changes. A young girl is found murdered in the park near their house. James disappears, Aunt Net goes off the rails, and Janet's mother is hospitalised. Janet is left to fight her battles alone, with only her quick wits and vivid imagination to help her through. In this affecting and spirited novel, Eloise Millar brings to life a community, a family and a valiant, lovable heroine. Wednesday's Child is a remarkable and original debut from an exciting new voice in fiction.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (May 31 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844080919
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844080915
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g

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'In this horribly believable account of a damaged childhood, Janet's resilience rescues us.' -- GUARDIAN

'Millar creates a child's all-seeing, all-accepting world view...and brings vividly before you the lives of people who have lost the will to change.' -- TIMES

'Millar's great achievement is that by the end of the book you care about every character in it...Millar's other great talent is for depicting childhood exactly as it is.' -- TES --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Eloise Millar was born in Oxford and studied English at Cambridge University. She is currently at work on her second novel, for which she won an Arts Council grant, and which is set in seventeenth-century London.

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