THE VARIOUS Signed, Lined and Dated First Edition
UK David Fickling 2003 0385604742 / 9780385604741 First Edition. First Printing Hardcover As New. Fine As New. Fine Signed, Dated and Lined.
Signed,dated AUGUST 2003, and lined "Midge felt dizzy - overwhelmed by the sudden reality of it all..." By Steve Augarde on the verso of the pre-title page. New and unread in very fine condition.
SYNOPSIS - It is a fact, an absolute fact, that there are creatures on the surface of this earth that have never been observed by man....We may think we have seen all that there is to be seen on this tiny planet of ours. We most certainly have not. There have been stories of the "little people" — piskies, fairies, Jack O' Lanterns, call them what you will — ever since the world began. Quiet rumours and whispered hearsay are all they amount to, until a twelve-year-old child discovers the truth, hidden away among the briars and brambles high above the Somerset wetlands. The truth is strange and wild — and sometimes deadly.
So powerful is Steve Augarde's imagination, and so compelling his tale of the extraordinary tribes who struggle for survival in the land of human giants, that you too will become a believer and perhaps even be tempted to seek them out for yourself. It's unlikely that you will find them — though they are surely there...
You have been granted three wishes, and The Various is but the first.