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Tortoise by Candlelight

(1963)
A novel by

 
 
With the ferocity of a mother tiger defending her cubs, fourteen-year-old Emmie Bean watches over her household: her amiable drunken father, her gaunt, evangelical old grandmother, her beautiful, wayward sister Alice and most precious of all, eight-year-old Oliver, who has the countenance of an angel and the ethical sense of a cobra. But with the arrival of new neighbours, the outside world intrudes into the isolated privacy of family life and Emmie's kingdom is no longer secure. Combining the guile of a young child with the desperation of adolescence, Emmie fights to stave off the changes- and the revelations- that growing up necessarily brings. Powerful, heart-rending, but never sentimental, Tortoise by Candlelight is a captivating excursion into the landscape of youth.

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Hardback Editions

June 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tortoise by Candlelight
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-88411-123-7 / 978-0-88411-123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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November 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tortoise by Candlelight
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7139-0910-2 / 978-0-7139-0910-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tortoise By Candlelight (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-84408-436-1 / 978-1-84408-436-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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February 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tortoise by Candlelight (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-14-016200-3 / 978-0-14-016200-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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May 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tortoise By Candlelight (VMC)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 1-85381-005-3 / 978-1-85381-005-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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September 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tortoise By Candlelight
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-14-004223-7 / 978-0-14-004223-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tortoise By Candlelight (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
ISBN: 0-7221-1500-8 / 978-0-7221-1500-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tortoise By Candlelight
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
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November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tortoise By Candlelight (Virago Modern Classics Book 64)
Author(s): Nina Bawden
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK