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The Land Of Laughs

Carroll, Jonathan

Published by Viking Press, 1980
ISBN 10: 0670417556 / ISBN 13: 9780670417551
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Title: The Land Of Laughs

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1980. Viking Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 241 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Mel Brofman. 0670417556. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 11248. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Have you ever loved a magical book above all others? Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. A novel about how terrifying that would be. Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey, unsure son of a film star, doesn’t know who he is or what he wants-in life, in love, or in his relationship with the strange and intense Saxony Gardner. What he knows is that in his whole life nothing has touched him so deeply as the novels of Marshall France, a reclusive author of fabulous children’s tales who died at forty-four. Now Thomas and Saxony have come to France’s hometown, the dreamy Midwestern town of Galen, Missouri, to write France’s biography. Warned in advance that France’s family may oppose them, they’re surprised to find France’s daughter warmly welcoming instead. But slowly they begin to see that something fantastic and horrible is happening. The magic of Marshall France has extended far beyond the printed page.leaving them with a terrifying task to undertake. Bookseller Inventory # 11248

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Synopsis: For schoolteacher Thomas Abbey there was no writer to equal Marshall France, a legendary author of children's books who hid himself away in the small town of Galen and died of a heart attack at the age of forty-four. Tom and his girlfriend Saxony, wanting to write France's biography, arrive in Galen, where they discover the writer's fiercely protective daughter Anna is waiting for them. Before long, they realise that this idyllic little town and its inhabitants - both human and animal - are not quite what they seem: France's magic has spread beyond the printed page . . .

Book Description: The would-be biographer of a great children's novelist discovers there is real magic in the written word.

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