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The Land of Decoration

(2012)
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Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book
A mesmerizing debut about a young girl whose steadfast belief and imagination bring everything she once held dear into treacherous balance

In Grace McCleen's harrowing, powerful debut, she introduces an unforgettable heroine in ten-year-old Judith McPherson, a young believer who sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith. Persecuted at school for her beliefs and struggling with her distant, devout father at home, young Judith finds solace and connection in a model in miniature of the Promised Land that she has constructed in her room from collected discarded scraps - the Land of Decoration. Where others might see rubbish, Judith sees possibility and divinity in even the strangest traces left behind. As ominous forces disrupt the peace in her and Father's modest lives - a strike threatens her father's factory job, and the taunting at school slips into dangerous territory - Judith makes a miracle in the Land of Decoration that solidifies her blossoming convictions. She is God's chosen instrument. But the heady consequences of her newfound power are difficult to control and may threaten the very foundations of her world.

With its intensely taut storytelling and crystalline prose, The Land of Decoration is a gripping, psychologically complex story of good and evil, belonging and isolation, which casts new and startling light on how far we'll go to protect the things we love most.


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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Land of Decoration
Author(s): Grace McCleen
ISBN: 1-4458-2694-1 / 978-1-4458-2694-3 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
Author(s): Grace McCleen
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March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Land of Decoration
Author(s): Grace McCleen
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March 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Land Of Decoration
Author(s): Grace Mccleen
ISBN: 1-4434-0849-2 / 978-1-4434-0849-3 (Canada edition)
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Land of Decoration
Author(s): Grace McCleen
ISBN: 0-09-956574-9 / 978-0-09-956574-1 (UK edition)
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
Author(s): Grace McCleen
ISBN: 1-250-02407-2 / 978-1-250-02407-7 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The Land of Decoration
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ISBN: 1-4458-2695-X / 978-1-4458-2695-0 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Land of Decoration
Author(s): Grace McCleen
ISBN: 0-7011-8682-8 / 978-0-7011-8682-1 (UK edition)
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December 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
Author(s): Grace McCleen
ISBN: 1-5366-2026-2 / 978-1-5366-2026-9
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
Author(s): Grace McCleen
ISBN: 1-4692-2877-7 / 978-1-4692-2877-8 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
Author(s): Grace McCleen
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August 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
Author(s): Grace McCleen
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August 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4692-2876-9 / 978-1-4692-2876-1 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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August 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Land of Decoration
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March 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Land Of Decoration
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Title: The Land of Decoration: A Novel
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March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Land of Decoration
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Publisher: Vintage Digital
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