Shortcuts
Please wait while page loads.
LiberoBanner . Default .
PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

The Dollmaker

Stitch by perfect stitch, Andrew Garvie makes exquisite dolls in the finest antique style. Like him, they are diminutive, but graceful, unique and with surprising depths. Perhaps that's why he answers the enigmatic personal ad in his collector's magazine. Letter by letter, Bramber Winters reveals more of her strange, sheltered life in an institution on Bodmin Moor, and the terrible events that put her there as a child. Andrew knows what it is to be trapped; and as they knit closer together, he weaves a curious plan to rescue her. On his journey through the old towns of England he reads the fairytales of Ewa Chaplin, potent, eldritch stories which, like her lifelike dolls, pluck at the edges of reality and thread their way into his mind. When Andrew and Bramber meet at last, they will have a choice, to remain alone with their painful pasts or break free and, unlike their dolls, come to life.

Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004530089 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . Available .  
32320004530071 F
Fiction-Adult   Rutherford library . . On Loan . 10 Dec 2019
. Catalogue Record 495875 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 495875 ItemInfo Top of page .
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9781787472549 (pbk.)
Classification Number F
Author Allan, Nina
Title The Dollmaker [BK]
Note "A love story about becoming real"--Cover.
Stitch by perfect stitch, Andrew Garvie makes exquisite dolls in the finest antique style. Like him, they are diminutive, but graceful, unique and with surprising depths. Perhaps that's why he answers the enigmatic personal ad in his collector's magazine. Letter by letter, Bramber Winters reveals more of her strange, sheltered life in an institution on Bodmin Moor, and the terrible events that put her there as a child. Andrew knows what it is to be trapped; and as they knit closer together, he weaves a curious plan to rescue her. On his journey through the old towns of England he reads the fairytales of Ewa Chaplin, potent, eldritch stories which, like her lifelike dolls, pluck at the edges of reality and thread their way into his mind. When Andrew and Bramber meet at last, they will have a choice, to remain alone with their painful pasts or break free and, unlike their dolls, come to life.
Subject Asylums -- England -- Fiction
Women -- Institutional care -- Fiction
Letter writing -- Fiction
Dollmaking -- Fiction
Dollmakers -- Fiction
Individual differences -- Fiction
Dwarfs (Persons) -- Fiction
Letters -- Fiction
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Bodmin Moor (England) -- Fiction
England -- Fiction
Catalogue Information 495875 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 495875 Top of page .