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- Description'This is a book about childhood, but it is t a mere literary essay, it is a work of the widest learning, exploring the whole field of the subject ...a book rich in ideas, rich in information, rich in wisdom ...indeed, a kind of Anatomy of Childhood' - The Listener . 'An enchanting book, and one that is certain of deepening affection in every house into which it finds its way' - Observer . 'Only Walter de la Mare could have devised these ceremonies and been the master of them. In this conjuration of childhood he has amassed its evidence as displayed in many autobiographies, and has set against this the letters, diaries, stories and verses of these children ...His company ranges from mill hands and chimney sweeps to two queens of England; it embraces the whole gamut of the English poets; mathematicians and philosophers, though t so plentiful, are discovered to have been children once' - New Statesman .
- Author BiographyWalter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet with volumes like The Listeners (1912). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913) is now considered a twentieth-century classic.
- Author(s)Walter de la Mare
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication18/03/2010
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight798 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementMain
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