Winning Year: 1962
Author: Pauline Clarke
Title: The Twelve and the Genii

Original Publisher: Faber
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1903252091
Out of print

The Bronte children first brought the twelve wooden soldiers to life, and now, more than a hundred years later, they are rediscovered by two modern-day Genii, Max and Jane. The soldiers are so valuable and precious that now collectors from all over the world are frantically searching for them, at any cost.

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Pauline Clarke graduated from Somerville College, Oxford and married the historian Peter Hunter Blair in 1969. She wrote under her own name and used a pseudonym, Helen Clare.




Pauline Clarkes The Twelve and the Genii stands out as a unique book, a fantasy of humans and miniature people, built on a literary precursor like TH Whites charming and endangered Mistress Mashams Repose,1946, and a worthy partner to Mary Nortons earlier Borrower stories. By John,in Australia.

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