A.S. Byatt

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childrens_book.jpgThe Children's Book (Knopf)
As the vast array of subjects presented in A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book parades past — puppetry, women's rights, Fabianism, Peter Pan, education, children's fiction, the history of pottery glazes — one can't help but wonder: how does it all hold together? Everything in the book refers to England before World War I, but still, what an assemblage of fascinating parts!

Read an excerpt from The Children's Book.

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