Little People: A Novel

Author(s): Jane Sullivan

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'A startling feat of the gothic imagination, made wholly convincing by lucid and controlled storytelling.' AMANDA LOHREY When Mary Ann, an impoverished governess, rescues a child from the Yarra River, she sets in motion a train of events that she could never have foreseen. It is not a child she has saved but General Tom Thumb, star of a celebrated troupe of midgets on their 1870 tour of Australia. From the enchanting Queen of Beauty Lavinia Stratton to the brilliant pianist Franz Richardson, it seems that Mary Ann has fallen in among friends. She soon discovers, however, that relationships within the troupe and its entourage are far from harmonious. Jealousy is rife, and there are secrets aplenty- even Mary Ann has one of her own. Relief gradually turns to fear as he realises that she may be a pawn in a more dangerous game than she imagined . . . This gripping historical novel has all the colour and flair of the circus, complete with sideshows starring the little people themselves. A fantastical tale of intrigue and showtime glamour, Little Peoplewill charm and beguile you. 'I fell in love with this glorious novel from the very first page. Little Peopleis vibrant storytelling at its charismatic best.' TONI JORDAN


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  • : 9781921640964
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : March 2011
  • : 24.00 cmmm X 15.60 cmmm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2011
  • : books

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  • : Jane Sullivan
  • : 352
  • : en
  • : 1
  • : Paperback