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  • Published: 6 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099590613
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Daydreamer




The Daydreamer takes the reader out of reality and into the dream world of 10 year old Peter Fortune

In these seven interlinked stories the grown-up Peter reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality Peter experiences magical transformations when he swaps bodies with William, the family cat, the baby Kenneth and, in the final story, wakes up as a twelve-year-old inside a grown-up body and experiences the adventure of falling in love.

  • Pub date: 6 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099590613
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

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Praise for The Daydreamer

“Exhilarating - brilliant”

Independent

“A classic”

Financial Times

“Clear and vivid prose...read these aloud to your children and be unsettled by them”

Evening Standard


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