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I was wondering if anyone else had read this book? I first picked it up and abandoned it years ago, and have just given it a second chance and really enjoyed it.

 

Set in 17th Century England Jordan is found just days old in the sludge of the Thames by a giant female and her hordes of dogs. She brings the boy up and takes his to see the first banana brought to England. From this and his imagination he starts travelling both the real and fantastical world, allowing the pair to make many mysterious journeys.

 

The langauge and descriptive style is often poetic, and in places like that of a fairy tale. This is the type of novel where reality flies out of the window.

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Yes, over a decade ago now. I remember little of the plot apart from the section about the dancing princesses, but I adore the prose in her early novels, The Passion particularly, which is also fantastical in a similar way.

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