The Ingenious Edgar Jones

The Ingenious Edgar Jones

Paperback (29 May 2008)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Set in nineteenth-century Oxford, and shot through with a powerful sense of magic, Elizabeth Garner's new novel will appeal both to fans of historical fiction and to the huge Susanna Clarke/Philip Pullman fanbase.

In nineteenth-century Oxford, an extraordinary child is born - Edgar Jones, a porter's son with a magical talent. Though his father cannot see beyond his academic slowness, his abilities as a metalworker and designer are quickly noticed, and become a source of tension within the family. When Edgar comes to the attention of a maverick professor at work on a museum of the natural sciences, Edgar is at once plucked from obscurity and plunged into the heart of a debate which threatens to tear apart the university. Edgar's position is a dangerous one - will he be able to control the rebellious spirit that fires his inventiveness, but threatens to ruin him, and to break up his family once and for all?

Book information

ISBN: 9780755302543
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Imprint: Headline Review
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 254g
Height: 131mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 24mm