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Heap House

Narrated by: Ben Allen, Bea Holland
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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The Iremongers are a mean and cruel family, robust and hardworking, living in the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items.

A storm is brewing over Heap House. The Iremongers are growing restless and the whispers are getting louder. When Clod meets Lucy, a girl newly arrived from the city, everything changes. The secrets that bind Heap House together begin to unravel to reveal a dark truth that threatens to destroy Clod's world.

©2013 Edward Carey (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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"Astonishing and inventive." ( Sunday Times)
"Delightful, eccentric, heartfelt, surprising, philosophical, everything that a novel for children should be." (Eleanor Catton)

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  • 06-05-19

A great journey into a strange world.

I loved how you as an observer/reader seem to be learning at the same pace the characters figure out and learn their very odd circumstances. Meaning the heroes are just as clueless and lost as we are at every turn. Lots of rules that don’t make sense to the outsider. And being an insider does not look good either!