The Resource The children's home : a novel, Charles Lambert

The children's home : a novel, Charles Lambert

Label
The children's home : a novel
Title
The children's home
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Charles Lambert
Title variation
childrens home
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For fans of Shirley Jackson, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, and Edward Gorey, a ... debut novel from an award-winning British author about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor--and the startling revelations their behavior evokes"--
  • In a sprawling estate Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins, spends his days in quiet study, avoiding his reflection in mirrors and the lake at the end of his garden. Two children, Moira and David, appear, and Morgan gives them free reign of the mansion he shares with his housekeeper Engel. Then more children begin to show up. They make bizarre discoveries in the mansion attics, and seem to disappear into the hidden rooms of the estate-- and perhaps into the hidden corners of Morgan's mind
Summary
Disfigured from a terrible childhood incident, wealthy Morgan Fletcher lives alone in his country house, avoiding mirrors and other people except for his housekeeper and the local doctor. Since he's so antisocial, it's surprising that he welcomes two abandoned children into his home. When more children arrive and their behavior becomes increasingly strange, Morgan and the doctor wonder if the kids have a dark purpose. Author Charles Lambert escalates the level of dread as he gradually reveals Morgan's full story in this thought-provoking novel. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462615
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lambert, Charles
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mansions
  • Disfigured persons
  • Children
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Children
  • Disfigured persons
  • Mansions
Target audience
adult
Label
The children's home : a novel, Charles Lambert
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904813306
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781501117398
Lccn
2015027042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904813306
Label
The children's home : a novel, Charles Lambert
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904813306
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781501117398
Lccn
2015027042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904813306

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