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The Claude Glass

(2007)
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Set in the Welsh Borders in 1980, "The Claude Glass" charts an unlikely friendship between two neighbours: Robin, the seven year old son of English hippie sheep farmers, and Andrew, a child so neglected by his impoverished parents that he is left almost mute, seeking solace among the farm dogs. Exploring his parents' semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror - a Claude Glass - and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. But this comforting vision proves fragile as tensions and sexual jealousy rock the adult world around them. Written with a lyricism and freshness that echoes the work of Bruce Chatwin and Esther Freud, "The Claude Glass" draws you into the lives of its startling characters and their tarnished romance with nature.

    

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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Claude Glass
Author(s): Tom Bullough
ISBN: 0-9548995-1-2 / 978-0-9548995-1-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sort Of Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Claude Glass
Author(s): Tom Bullough
Publisher: Sort Of
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA