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  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453865
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

The Topiary Garden


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A miniature masterpiece by two of the most outstanding talents on the Julai MacRae list.

One of the most remarkable short stories in Janni Howker's BADGER ON THE BARGE is THE TOPIARY GARDEN, currently under option for filming It is the evocative, timeless story of Sally Beck, and the circumstances which led her to become Jack, the gardener's boy, working amongst the topiary bushes of a great country house garden. This powerful story has such impact for readers of any age that we are publishing it in a separate edition, with specially commissioned full colour paintings by Anthony Browne

  • Pub date: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446453865
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 64

About the Authors

Janni Howker

Janni Howker, having published only three books to date, has been garlanded with awards (including the Whitbread and the Somerset Maugham), and her books have been successful in many languages.

Anthony Browne is now regarded as one of the world's most popular and successful artists, and has won many awards in Great Britain, and also in the USA, Holland, Germany and other countries.

Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wizard, My Dad, Voices in the Park (winner of Kurt Maschler Award) and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal).

In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. Anthony was also the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, one of the highest international honours for illustration. His work has been widely exhibited and his books are published all over the world.


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