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Bears of England

Mick Jackson

Another eccentric delight from the author of The Underground Man and Ten Sorry Tales, with b&w illustrations from David Roberts

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ISBN
9780571306602
Date Published
20.03.2014
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Summary

‘There is no category of bear whose story makes for more depressing reading, and whose miserable existence heaps more shame on humanity than that which follows…’

Taking in these bears in chains, the circus bears of Bristol, the Victorian sewer bears and the spirit bears of the early years, among others, Mick Jackson’s strange beast of a book explores some little known chapters in England’s past. Mixing folk tale with fantasy, and history with myth, the narrative that unfolds is dark, playful and filled with magical moments, as it marches ever forward towards a strange convergence.

MickJackson

Mick Jackson is the prize winning author of the novels, The Underground Man, Five Boys and The Widow’s Tale. He also published, with the illustrator David Roberts, two acclaimed curiosities, Ten Sorry Tales and Bears of England. His latest novel is Yuki Chan in Bronte Country.

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