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  • Published: 3 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781909531192
  • Imprint: Definitions
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas




An international bestseller and a truly unforgettable and life-changing story.

The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about.

If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.

We hope you never have to cross such a fence.

  • Published: 3 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781909531192
  • Imprint: Definitions
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for theKerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Awardin association with Listowel Writers’ Week.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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Praise for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

An account of a dreadful episode, short on actual horror but packed with overtones that remain in the imagination. Plainly and sometimes archly written, it stays just ahead of its readers before delivering its killer punch in the final pages

Independent

A small wonder of a book. Bruno's education is conducted slowly, through a series of fleeting social encounters rather than by plunging him into a nightmare landscape

Guardian

An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war seen through the eyes of two young boys, it's stirring stuff. Raw literary talent at its best. More please!

Irish Independent

Quite impossible to put down, this is the rare kind of book that doesn't leave your head for days. Word of mouth should be strong and this has the potential to cross over to an adult audience. A unique and captivating novel, which I believe deserves huge success

The Bookseller

Overwhelmingly powerful . . . This is a story so exceptional and vivid that it cannot be erased from the mind

Carousel

A powerful and emotionally-charged piece of literature

Yorkshire Evening Post

It's that very rare thing - a book so simple, so seemingly effortless, that it's almost perfect

Irish Independent

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