Mr B's review
Flick through a few pages of Lanny and you’ll fast realise this isn’t any ordinary novel. Snippets of conversations scrawl themselves across the pages, building a captivating, entertaining, unnervingly accurate picture of the inhabitants of a small commuter village outside London. The book follows the family of Lanny, an unusual young boy who one day doesn’t come back from a trip to the woods. Full of mysticism, stark emotion and incredible characters, it had me gripped from its beautiful start to its heart-pounding ending. – Lottie at Mr. B’s
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Not far from London, there is a village.
This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present.
It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here.
But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all.
Chimerical, audacious, strange and wonderful – a song to difference and imagination, to friendship, youth and love, Lanny is the globally anticipated new novel from Max Porter.
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