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Human Croquet

Atkinson, Kate (Book - 1998? )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Once part of a vast expanse where a wealthy Elizabethan family settled and built Fairfax Manor, by the mid-1960s the village of Lythe has become a disintegrated forest where the destroyed, dysfunctional Fairfax family continues to crumble.
Authors: Atkinson, Kate
Title: Human croquet
Publisher: New York : Picador USA, [1998?], c1997
Characteristics: 349 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kate Atkinson
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1997
Summary: Once part of a vast expanse where a wealthy Elizabethan family settled and built Fairfax Manor, by the mid-1960s the village of Lythe has become a disintegrated forest where the destroyed, dysfunctional Fairfax family continues to crumble.
ISBN: 9780312186883
0312186886
Branch Call Number: FICTION ATKINSON 1998
Subject Headings: Country life England Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Country life
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Once part of a vast expanse where a wealthy Elizabethan family settled and built Fairfax Manor, by the mid-1960s the village of Lythe has become a disintegrated forest where the destroyed, dysfunctional Fairfax family continues to crumble.

In Atkinson's early work young Isobel Fairfax, abandoned by her mother, slips among times to escape a nasty fate.


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Prepare to suspend all disbelief and embrace the sublimely absurd. Atkinson has a gift for taking the mundane, tragic and sort of creepy and turning it into a farcical fairy tale.

I finished the book 2 days ago but I'm still thinking about her characters and what they might be up to.

Jun 15, 2012
  • bdemian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant & hilarious, with a touch of irreverence to add to gleeful enjoyment. Some digressions go on too long, approaching tedium; most are startlingly original and witty.

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