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King Solomon's Carpet - Barbara Vine
King Solomon's Carpet
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Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London s Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby, Tom, the busker who rescues... show more
Jarvis Stringer lives in a crumbling schoolhouse overlooking a tube line, compiling his obsessive, secret history of London s Underground. His presence and his strange house draw a band of misfits into his orbit: young Alice, who has run away from her husband and baby, Tom, the busker who rescues her, truant Jasper who gets his kicks on the tube, and mysterious Axel, whose dark secret later casts a shadow over all of their lives. Dispossessed and outcast, those who come to inhabit Jarvis school  
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780141040431 (141040432)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 368
Edition language: Polski
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3.0 King Solomon's Carpet
Vine's books are always more about the who and why rather than the how and this also has that emphasis on character. However, this story about an assortment of lonely and floundering souls sharing a house takes a very long time to get going. Jarvis, the owner of the house, is writing a book about th...
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