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Boy on Platform One

(1981)
(Memory Boy)
A novel by

 
 
A young London boy has a unique gift for the effortless memorizing of words. As his father, proprietor of a small shop selling secondhand books and antiques, uneasily uses Peter's gift for commercial gain, the apparatus of State Security steps in to exploit it for more sinister ends.

Competing pressures from the adult world create, unknowingly for Peter, a situation of mortal danger from which only luck and the resilience and sane instincts of a youth offer a possible line of escape.

Written by a master of the genre, this is a story of adventure and intrigue with a sharply contrasted background divided between the streets of Paddington and the tranquil countryside of Devon and Cornwall.

'Victor Canning is one of the world's finest story-tellers' Good Housekeeping

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Hardback Editions

March 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Boy on Platform One (Ulverscroft large print)
Author(s): Victor Canning
ISBN: 0-7089-0926-4 / 978-0-7089-0926-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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September 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Boy on Platform One
Author(s): Victor Canning
ISBN: 0-434-10796-4 / 978-0-434-10796-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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November 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Memory Boy
Author(s): Victor Canning
ISBN: 0-688-00774-0 / 978-0-688-00774-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy On Platform One (Bello)
Author(s): Victor Canning
ISBN: 1-4472-4433-8 / 978-1-4472-4433-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy on Platform One
Author(s): Victor Canning
ISBN: 1-4448-1173-8 / 978-1-4448-1173-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy On Platform One (Bello)
Author(s): Victor Canning
Publisher: Bello
Availability: Amazon UK