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About the book
  • Published: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224093743
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $35.00

The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone


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Brin and Bent are poolkeepers at The House for the Grossly Infirm. Their days are spent abusing the House residents with bleach and chlorine, spying on them through holes they have drilled in the walls. They do not know that someone else comes to the pool at night: Minno Marylebone, a child like no other. Pure and beautiful, every night the child enters the water and becomes celestial, laughing and riding the currents as the pool turns into a sea. Then one night Brin and Bent find the wax that has spilled from Minno’s candle and decide to lie in wait… With this dark yet achingly beautiful tale, Ravi Thornton takes British graphic novels to a new level. The combination of her deft and masterful writing with the stunning artwork of Andy Hixon creates and an extraordinarily powerful and disturbing experience.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780224093743
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Authors

Ravi Thornton

Ravi Thornton lives in Manchester. The Tale of Brin & Bent and Minno Marylebone is her first graphic novel.

Andy Hixon

Andy Hixon lives in Sheffield. He works with clay, photography, digital media and animation.


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