The Ringmaster's Daughter
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|Format:||Paperback, 224 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 04 September 2003|
Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, who was swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. This tale is narrated by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist, and perhaps Jostein Gaarder's most intriguing character since Sophie. As an adult, Petter makes his living selling stories and ideas to professionals suffering from writer's block. But as Petter sits spinning his tales, he finds himself in a trap of his own making.
About the Author
Jostein Gaarder, who was a teacher for many years before he began to write full-time, lives in Oslo with his wife. They have two grown-up sons.
Sophie's World has been translated into 50 languages and has been a bestseller in each one of them, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. All Gaarder's paperbacks have been Guardian Top 100 Fastsellers and Sunday Times bestsellers This is a magical book of tales within tales - accessible and a real return to form. Set in the book world - all about stories and who owns them, the insecurity of authors and the greed of publishers! 'A fascinating tale told with great skill' Publishing News Sold alongside the annual favourite - The Christmas Mystery
|Publisher: ||Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.22 kg)|