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The Complete Bostock and Harris free pdf A New York Review Children's Collection Original "The Complete Bostock and Harris" combines two delightful, suspenseful, and madly funny tales about two boys in eighteenth-century England, clever and mischievous Harris and sweet but not-so-bright Bostock, who in spite of their differences are the best of friends. In The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris, the wily pair put their classical education to the test when they adopt the Spartan custom of exposing infants to the wild, leaving Harris s infant sister, Adelaide, to the elements. The boys imagine a wolf will come to nourish her, but their plan backfires. It is springtime in The Night of the Comet, and in the days before Pigott s comet will pass over their town, Harris s and Bostock s thoughts turn to love: Bostock swoons over Harris s sister Mary- Harris longs for Captain Bostock s telescope. The boys strike a deal: Bostock will make off with the telescope in exchange for Harris s expert wooing advice. Unfortunately, that expertise is not quite what Bostock would have hoped."

About Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield (1921 1996) was born and raised in the seaside town of Brighton, England. His father owned a series of businesses, and the family s fortunes fluctuated wildly. Garfield enrolled in art school, left to work in an office, and in 1940 was drafted into the army, serving in the medical corps. After the war, he returned to London and worked as a biochemical technician. In 1948 he married Vivian Alcock, an artist who would later become a successful writer of children s books, and it was she who encouraged him to write his first novel, "Jack Holborn," which was published in 1964. In all, Garfield would write some fifty books, including a continuation of Charles Dickens s "Mystery of Edwin Drood" and retellings of biblical and Shakespearian stories. Among his best-known books are "Devil-in-the-Fog" (1966, winner of "The Guardian" Children s Fiction Prize), "Smith" (1967, published in The New York Review Children s Collection), "The God Beneath the Sea" (1970, winner of the Carnegie Medal), and "John Diamond" (1980, winner of the Whitbread Award)."

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Author : Leon Garfield
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Data Published : 11 November 2014
ISBN : 1590177835
EAN : 9781590177839
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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