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Book cover ofCounting Stars
  • Author: David ALMOND
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
  • Published: 2008
  • Description: Softback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: Re-issue
  • ISBN-13: 9780340945001
  • Ref: 13430
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A UK B format (130 x 198 mm) paperback with a single #1 as the number sequence indicating a first printing of this edition.  The title was first published in 2000.  In very good condition for its age.  The covers are showing signs of wear to the extremities and there is some lifting to a couple of small patches of laminate.  The book remains tightly bound and square.

SYNOPSIS:  These 18 short stories encapsulate the kernels of David Almond’s novels – a collection of exquisite sensitivity and tenderness.

We listen to the truth, the memories, the bits made up.  We gaze at each other.  We eat warm buttered toast. We know that the sun will fall, that children and the birds will be silent.

We know that we will return to separate lives and separate deaths.  We listen to the stories, that for an impossible afternoon hold back the coming of the dark.”