The Children's Book


      The Children's Book
Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeA spellbinding novel, at once sweeping and intimate, from the Booker Prize winning author of Possession, that spans the Victorian era through the World War I years, and centers around a famous children s book author and the passions, betrayals, and secrets that tear apart the people she loves.When Olive Wellwood s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum a talented working class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive s magical tales she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends.But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children conceal treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined As these lives of adults and children alike unfold, lies are revealed, hearts are broken, and the damaging truth about the Wellwoods slowly emerges But their personal struggles, their hidden desires, will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces, as the tides turn across Europe and a golden era comes to an end.Taking us from the cliff lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, The Children s Book is a deeply affecting story of a singular family, played out against the great, rippling tides of the day It is a masterly literary achievement by one of our most essential writers. Best Read The Children's Book [ By ] A.S. Byatt [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

A.S Byatt Antonia Susan Byatt is internationally known for her novels and short stories Her novels include the Booker Prize winner Possession, The Biographer s Tale and the quartet, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman, and her highly acclaimed collections of short stories include Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye, Elementals and her most recent book Little Black Book of Stories A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A S Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.BYATT, Dame Antonia Susan , Dame Antonia Duffy , DBE 1999 CBE 1990 FRSL 1983 Chevalier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France , 2003 , writer born 24 Aug 1936 Daughter of His Honour John Frederick Drabble, QC and late Kathleen Marie BloorByatt has famously been engaged in a long running feud with her novelist sister, Margaret Drabble, over the alleged appropriation of a family tea set in one of her novels The pair seldom see each other and each does not read the books of the other.Married1st, 1959, Ian Charles Rayner Byatt Sir I C R Byatt marriage dissolved 1969 one daughter one son deceased 2nd, 1969, Peter John Duffy two daughters.EducationSheffield High School The Mount School, York Newnham College, Cambridge BA Hons Hon Fellow 1999 Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA Somerville College, Oxford.Academic Honours Hon Fellow, London Inst., 2000 Fellow UCL, 2004Hon DLitt Bradford, 1987 DUniv York, 1991 Durham, 1991 Nottingham, 1992 Liverpool, 1993 Portsmouth, 1994 London, 1995 Sheffield, 2000 Kent 2004 Hon LittD Cambridge, 1999PrizesThe PEN Macmillan Silver Pen Of Fiction prize, 1986 for STILL LIFEThe Booker Prize, 1990, for POSSESSIONIrish Times Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize, 1990 for POSSESSIONThe Eurasian section of Best Book in Commonwealth Prize, 1991 for POSSESSIONPremio Malaparte, Capri, 1995 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, California, 1998 for THE DJINN IN THE NIGHTINGALE S EYEShakespeare Prize, Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, 2002 Publications The Shadow of the Sun, 1964 Degrees of Freedom, 1965 reprinted as Degrees of Freedom the early novels of Iris Murdoch, 1994 The Game, 1967 Wordsworth and Coleridge in their Time, 1970 reprinted as Unruly Times Wordsworth and Coleridge in their Time, 1989 Iris Murdoch 1976The Virgin in the Garden, 1978 GEORGE ELIOT Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings , 1979 editor Still Life, 1985Sugar and Other Stories, 1987 George Eliot selected essays, 1989 editor Possession a romance, 1990Robert Browning s Dramatic Monologues, 1990 editor Passions of the Mind, essays , 1991 Angels and Insects novellae ,1992The Matisse Stories short stories ,1993 The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye five fairy stories, 1994Imagining Characters, 1995 joint editor New Writing 4, 1995 joint editor Babel Tower, 1996 New Writing 6, 1997 joint editor The Oxford Book of English Short Stories, 1998 editor Elementals Stories of fire and ice short stories , 1998 The Biographer s Tale, 2000 On Histories and Stories essays , 2000 Portraits in Fiction, 2001 The Bird Hand Book, 2001 Photographs by Victor Schrager Text By AS Byatt A Whistling Woman, 2002Little

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  • Hardcover
  • 675 pages
  • The Children's Book
  • A.S. Byatt
  • English
  • 20 February 2018
  • 0307272095

10 thoughts on “ The Children's Book

  1. says:

    BRILLIANT, BUTBoth brilliant and flawed, this book is an extraordinary achievement that doesn t always work, but is nevertheless a riveting, educational and inspirational read It was so beautiful and utterly engrossing, that I loved it despite its faults, and found it filling my thoughts and dreams for a considerable time after I finished ...

  2. says:

    I looked forward to read this book I was ready for a sweeping saga about the turbulent years between the closing of the Victorian age and the dawn of the Edwardian, with all its political, artistic and social ferment, and its culmination in the war to end all wars Who can better chronicle these years than Byatt, with her deep knowledge of the period and her knack for creating affecting, memorable characters like Randolph Henry Ash an...

  3. says:

    I savored this novel every evening for the 2 months or so that I chipped away at its formidable length A.S Byatt has written a whopping, inimitable masterpiece of a heavy handed Victorian England succumbing to the blithe, jaunty Edwardian era which in turn gives way to the disillusionment and terror of trench warfare and World War I Byatt, so unapologetically erudite, gives us a labyrinthine novel that is both devastating and whimsical It s full of complexity and contradictions, stories with I savored this novel every evening for the 2 months or so that I chipped away at its formidable length A.S Byatt has written a whopping, inimitable masterpiece of a heavy handed Victorian England succumbing to the blithe, jaunty Edwardian era which in turn gives way to the disillusionment and terror of trench warfare and World War I Byatt, so unapologetically erudite, gives us a labyrinthine novel that is both devastating and whimsical It s full of complexity and contradictions, stories within stories, and an abundance of detail, both historical and literary, so that people and objects d art almost become palpable Byatt can be a bit pedantic at times, and in this...

  4. says:

    Disappointment beaten up by Byatt s wooden prose, after which she vomited her semi digested research over me Apart from that it is a great book Admittedly I was disappointed because I had this idea that Byatt was a good and accomplished novelist Had I believed that this was the author s first novel I might have been excited by its promise and ambition, fooling myself that future books with judi...

  5. says:

    Reading The Children s Book for the second time has solidified its place as one of my all time favorite books Historical fiction when written well is one of my favorite genres Here Byatt has used her characters, settings and action to bring history in all its parts to life, supplementing with occasional narratives on history and the arts We readers encounter the family, the arts in many forms, philosophy and religion, politics, education, women s rights and gender politics, everything it se Reading The Children s Book for the second time has solidified its place as one of my all time favorite books Historical fiction when written well is one of my favorite genres Here Byatt has used her characters, settings and action to bring history in all its parts to life, supplementing with occasional narratives on history and the arts We readers encounter the family, the arts in many forms, philosophy and religion, politics, education, women s rights and gender politics, everything it seems in the years leading up to World War I These were tumultuous years of societal change in England and Europe, generational change that Byatt shows through the development of her novel.Perhaps I will read this again so...

  6. says:

    Three days after finishing the audiobook version of this novel, I m still partly in the detailed and intricate world Byatt created I didn t want the book to end and I miss the characters A saga about the lives of its inter related characters between 1895 and 1919, the novel concerns itself with the history of England and to a lesser extent Germany during that period It deals with subjects including Fabian socialism, the Arts and Crafts movement, neo paganism, the anarchist movement, education Three days after finishing the audiobook version of this novel, I m still partly in the detailed and intricate world Byatt created I didn t want the book to end and I miss the characters A saga about the lives of its inter related characters between 1895 and 1919, the novel concerns itself with the history of England and to a lesser extent Germany during that period It deals with subjects including Fabian socialism, the Arts and Crafts movement, neo paganism, the anarchist movement, education, women s suffrage, writing for children, puppetry and pottery It s also concerned with parent child and sibling relationships, sexuality, truth, trust, deceit, betrayal and hypocrisy The work is hugely ambitious a monster of book filled to bursting point with detail Clothing, meals, parties, modes of transport and works of art are minutely described Historical characters share the stage with fictional ones an aging Oscar Wilde is seen at the Paris Exhibition in...

  7. says:

    Including some status updates material in this Not even at the halfway point yet, but I am so baffled and dismayed I love Byatt loved Possession like everyone else, but I schooled myself to love the Frederica Potter quartet and other novels too , this book is all about topics I love, and so it totally should be my jam, as the kids say, and.instead it s like the dire moment in Little Women when Meg wails about how the jelly won t jell I think the biggest problem is the characters som Including some status updates material in this Not even at the halfway point yet, but I am so baffled and dismayed I love Byatt loved Possession like everyone else, but I schooled myself to love the Frederica Potter quartet and other novels too , this book is all about topics I love, and so it totally should be my jam, as the kids say, and.instead it s like the dire moment in Little Women when Meg wails about how the jelly won t jell I think the biggest problem is the characters some critics compared this to Middlemarch, but Middlemarch is all _about_ its characters, who leap immediately to mind the idealistic Dorothea, the vulnerable Lydgate, wild Will, vengeful Causabon, each face and...

  8. says:

    In my reading of this I alternated between deep admiration of Byatt and deep irritation with her She has put all the force of her prodigious talent into burying the threads of two or three really interesting novels of reasonable length in this over sized book In a way, it is like a vast tapestry of the cultural movements in England, and to some extent Germany, from 1895 to 1919 with fascinating personal stories that can be perceived if you peer up close , but really it sof a vast tangle In my reading of this I alternated between deep admiration of Byatt and deep irritation with her She has put all the force of her prodigious talent into burying the threads of two or three really interesting novels of reasonable length in this over sized book In a way, it is...

  9. says:

    The Children s Book gives the reader a big and sprawling story It centers around Humphrey and Olive Wellwood, living in a big house called Todefright love that name , and all their kids, friends, neighbors and other people that impact their life But most of all their kids There s quite a lot of historical background to all of this, and the main focus is on art communities and women s rights The book spans from around 1885 to the end of the First World War We get to meet a great variety of The Children s Book gives the reader a big and sprawling story It centers around Humphrey and Olive Wellwood, living in a big house called Todefright love that name , and all their kids, friends, neighbors and other people that impact their life But most of all their kids There s quite a lot of historical background to all of this, and the main focus is on art communities and women s rights The book spans from around 1885 to the end of the First World War We get to meet a great variety of characters struggling with different life challenges Most of them are artistic and or politically active, and they give us many different perspectives to delve into And Byatt writes children very w...

  10. says:

    Like an Intricate, Jeweled Faberge EggByatt s Magnum OpusThis novel is A.S Byatt s masterpiece I think it s a much better book than her earlier and better known work, Possession.It s an ambitious work It s also intricate, colorful, interconnected, and full of surprises, much like a Faberge egg which, incidentally were produced during the same time frame as the book.The novel traces the childhoods and coming of age of a group of British young people before late Victorian , during, and after L...

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