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Tom the Obscure

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Bloomsbury Publishing is given over to the life of the mind – the entire building is adorned, insulated and overwhelmed by books. Yet the snacking habits of the Editorial Department have given rise to a problematic situation – the place has been invaded by mice!

Into this mousey coup d'etat steps Tom, a marvellous heathen of a ginger farm cat who's never seen a book in his
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Bloomsbury USA (first published May 6th 2014)
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Tuck
an obvious fantasy/fairy tale as after tom gets his degree from oxford he gets a job of sorts, which we all know is incredible and very unlikely to happen.
illustrated by author ellmann
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Impeccably charming and precocious.
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Entirely chuckle worthy.
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Lucy Ellmann was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of biographer Richard Ellmann and writer Mary Ellmann (née Donahue). She moved to England at the age of 13 and was educated at Falmouth School of Art (Foundation degree, 1975), Essex University (BA, 1980), and the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA, 1981).

Her highly-praised autobiographical first novel, Sweet Desserts, was awarded the Guardian
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