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D A stunning modernday Dickensian fable and a celebration of friendship and bravery for freethinkers everywhereIt all starts on the morning the letter D disappears from language First, it vanishes from Dhikilo’s parents’ conversation at breakfast, then from the road signs outside and from her school dinners Soon the local dentist and the neighbor’s dalmatian are missing, and even the Donkey Derby has been called offThough she doesn’t know why, Dhikilo is summoned to the home of her old history teacher Professor Dodderfield and his faithful Labrador, Nelly Robinson And this is where our story beginsSet between England and the wintry land of Liminus, a world enslaved by the monstrous Gamp and populated by fearsome, enchanting creatures, D A Tale of Two Worlds is told with simple beauty and warmth Its celebration of moral courage and freethinking is a powerful reminder of our human capacity for strength, hope and justice


10 thoughts on “D

  1. says:

    A young girl wakes up to a world where the letter “D” suddenly doesn’t exist! Her journey to find out why begins after attending the funeral of her former history professor and sends her on a quest into another world - a world ruled over by a mysterious dictator called the Gamp.

    I was surprised to see Michel Faber putting out another novel seeing as he claimed that his previous one, 2014’s The Book of Strange New Things, would be his last e


  2. says:

    This was immensely weird and hugely enjoyable. I have no idea who we’re going to sell it to because I have no idea if it’s a kids book or an adult book, but that said, half my colleagues want to read it already based on the cover and my enthusiasm alone so perhaps it doesn’t matter all that much.
    This is the closest I’ve come, as an adult, to reading a book that feels like a fairytale I somehow missed as a child. Which, I suppose, is exactly what write


  3. says:

    I rather enjoyed this book, with it’s whimsical and adventurous nature. It borrows from a variety of children’s book tropes, a character finding themselves through adventure, a feeling of abandonment, a saving figure that propels the story onwards... and yet Faber twists them and makes them different, his own, so that you feel like you are reading something fresh and new.

    The authors voice throughout the book was a brilliant addition as well!

    At


  4. says:

    3.5 stars. Like other reviewers, I was surprised to find that this is a children's book. Faber is so often a writer who considers the darkest realms of human nature that it was a surprise. But then again, Faber said he was quitting writing for good a few years ago, so I suppose returning with something entirely different shouldn't be so unexpected.

    I saw someone else say this is a book similar to ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND or THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH and I think t


  5. says:

    More of a children's book, but a great one!

    Thank you Random House UK for the ARC


  6. says:

    sweet, kind, clever - very much in the tradition of alice and the phantom tolbooth. i did enjoy!

    ty to the publishers and edelweiss+ for the arc <3


  7. says:

    I'm SO sad to admit I was a little disappointed with this book.
    The Author is one of my all-time favourites. I adored the Crimson Petal and the White, Under the Skin and the Book of Strange New Things. So as soon as I saw this new title was coming out I seized the chance of a review copy eagerly and excitedly.
    The cover is very tempting and having read the synopsis I thought I was going to be reading a young adult fantasy, maybe like the sublime and imaginative Ten Thousand Doors of


  8. says:

    C. S. Lewis once said that one day we would be old enough to enjoy fairytales again, and I don't think any book embodies this better than D: A Tale of Two Worlds.

    The story follows Dhikilo a young girl living in the village of Cawder on the English South Coast. One morning she wakes up to find the letter 'D' missing from the alphabet! And she is the only one who seems to notice! Together with the help of her old history professor and his dog Mrs. Robinson (who is really a sphinx in disguis


  9. says:

    How could I not want to love something with such a beautiful cover. And I did, want to love it. There are lovely elements, the way Faber took some of Dickens's character names and made them onomatopoeia, creating new creatures and characters to reflect the sound and feeling of the word itself. I loved that the most. I enjoyed the omniscient, patriarchal narrator simply because he was so familiar from children's books gone by and his wry humour entertained me. The fairy-tale feeling overall was comforting an


  10. says:

    eARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

    I'm really not sure quite how to explain my feelings on this one. D (A Tale of Two Worlds) follows the tale of Dhikilo, a young girl who is confused when the letter D suddenly disappears from the world and no one else starts to notice, this leads to a sequence of events that ends with her going on an adventure to another world in an attempt to recover the letter D.

    I should state that when I requested this I had n


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