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The Ingenious Edgar Jones

(2007)
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Set in nineteenth-century Oxford, and shot through with a powerful sense of magic, Elizabeth Garner's new novel will appeal both to fans of historical fiction and to the huge Susanna Clarke/Philip Pullman fanbase. In nineteenth-century Oxford, an extraordinary child is born - Edgar Jones, a porter's son with a magical talent. Though his father cannot see beyond his academic slowness, his abilities as a metalworker and designer are quickly noticed, and become a source of tension within the family. When Edgar comes to the attention of a maverick professor at work on a museum of the natural sciences, Edgar is at once plucked from obscurity and plunged into the heart of a debate which threatens to tear apart the university. Edgar's position is a dangerous one - will he be able to control the rebellious spirit that fires his inventiveness, but threatens to ruin him, and to break up his family once and for all?

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Garner's imagination is compelling and the novel has real narrative drive... enjoyable and eloquent." - Helen Dunmore

"Elizabeth Garner's American debut is ingenuity itself, a winner, I love it." - Gregory Maguire


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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
ISBN: 0-307-40899-X / 978-0-307-40899-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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November 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
ISBN: 0-7553-0253-2 / 978-0-7553-0253-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
ISBN: 0-307-40900-7 / 978-0-307-40900-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
ISBN: 0-7553-0254-0 / 978-0-7553-0254-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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November 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
ISBN: 0-7553-4360-3 / 978-0-7553-4360-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
Publisher: Review
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December 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
Publisher: Headline
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May 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Ingenious Edgar Jones: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Garner
Publisher: Crown
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