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The Borrowers (Puffin Modern Classics)

The Borrowers (Puffin Modern Classics)

Author: Judith Elkin; Sian Bailey; Mary Norton
Series: A\Puffin Book Ser.
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Penguin presents for the first time the complete, unabridged audiobook of Mary Norton's The Borrowers.

The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses; behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything, and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work. Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin, and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule, and then something happened which changed their lives. She made friends with the human boy living in the house...

Author description

Mary Norton was born in 1903 and brought up in a house in Bedfordshire, which was to become the setting for The Borrowers. First published in 1952, The Borrowers was an immediate success, winning the Library Association's Carnegie Medal. There followed four more Borrowers books: The Borrowers Afield (1955), The Borrowers Afloat (1959), The Borrowers Aloft (1961) and The Borrowers Avenged (1982). Poor Stainless was the last Borrowers story Mary Norton wrote. She died in 1992.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141354866
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : June 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1114
  • : Paperback
  • : Judith Elkin; Sian Bailey; Mary Norton
  • : 224
  • : 823.914
  • : English