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by Patrick Suskind

Illustrated by Sempe

Published by Bloomsbury. 1st. 1992

Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper. A boy's village childhood with all the traditional attributes, an enchanting story about growing up. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Unusual colour illustrations.

Spine of book and wrapper both slightly bumped. Some light foxing to top of textblock.

ISBN: 0747513082
Stock no. 1310906

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  • An enchanting story about growing up - but not a children's story.
  • A boy's village childhood with all the traditional attributes - father, mother, brother, sister, a house on a lake, tree-climbing, going to the races, music lessons, a bicycle, a crush on a girl in the class - is bedevilled by the mystifying appearances of the eccentric Mr. Sommer. Moving through the landscape in silent haste, like a man possessed, with his empty rucksack and his long, odd-looking walking stick. Mr. Sommer runs like a black thread through the boy's days.

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