The Little Snake - A. L. Kennedy (Hardcover)

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Barcode
9781786893864
Department
Books
Released
6 Nov 2018
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
A. L. Kennedy
A.L. Kennedy
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Edition
Main
Language
English
Number of Pages
128
Dimensions
178 x 111 x 18mm (191g)

Annotation

A poignant fable about life's journeys depicts a disadvantaged girl in a city of beautiful rose gardens whose devoted snake friend watches the impact of war, love and his own destiny on her life and their friendship.

Summary

“Some time ago, perhaps before you were even born, a young girl was walking in her garden. She may have been called Mary - that's what most of the stories say. Mary was a little bit taller than the other girls her age and had brownish crinkly hair. She was quite thin, because she didn't always have exactly enough to eat. She liked honey and whistling and the colour blue and finding out."This is the story of Mary, a young girl born in a beautiful city full of rose gardens and fluttering kites. When she is still very small, Mary meets Lanmo, a shining golden snake, who becomes her very best friend. The snake visits Mary many times, he sees her city change, become sadder as bombs drop and war creeps in. He sees Mary and her family leave their home, he sees her grow up and he sees her fall in love. But Lanmo knows that the day will come when he can no longer visit Mary, when his destiny will break them apart, and he wonders whether having a friend can possibly be worth the pain of knowing you will lose them.

Fiction

General Subject
Fantasy
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fantasy / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Myth & legend told as fiction
Library Subject 1
Friendship
Library Subject 2
Bildungsromans
Library Subject 3
Girls
Dewey Classification
813

Author Bio

A.L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards, including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at the University of Warwick.
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