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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409096337
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112
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The Daydreamer




Illustrated by Anthony Browne, 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: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409096337
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 112

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

“'A brilliant book-wonderful '”

TES

“'A classic'”

FinancialTimes

“'Exhilarating - brilliant'”

The Independent

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

Katie Law, Evening Standard

“This is a wonderful reissue written with the same style and flair which has made him (Ian McEwan) one of our most popular adult authors.”

Nottingham Evening Post

“This is a book that could be read at several levels. The dreams can be taken at face-value, but they also reveal themes, that more astute readers might recognise...a good read.”

Writeaway!

“A real delight.”

Irish Times

“'The perfect antidote to video game stagnation.'”

South Wales Argus

“'The stories are inventive.'”

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