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Nov 04, 2012 Daisy May Johnson rated it liked it
From the author of such stunners as The War of the Worlds and The Island of Dr. Moreau, comes this rather joyous oddity. It's a slim picture book, written when HG Wells was ill and being nursed by his wife. The forenote, written by Henry Hick (Wells' Doctor), details how Mrs Wells asked Hick's wife for 'something for H.G. to play with'. The two women visited the playroom, found a 'child's colour box' which Mrs Wells decided '[would] amuse [him] for ever so long'. This book was the result of it a ...more
Herbert George Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government scholarship in 1884, ...more
Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic of The New York Times, is the author of the newly...
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