Factotum: Book summary and reviews of Factotum by D.M. Cornish

Factotum

The Foundling's Tale, Part Three

by D.M. Cornish

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Factotum by D.M. Cornish
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Rossamond Bookchild stands accused of not truly being a human at all, but of being a monster. Even the protection of Europe, the Branden Rose - the most feared and renowned monster-hunter in all the Half-Continent - might not be enough to save him. Powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamond - whose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetual youth.

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"Starred Review. Readers new to the series should start with the first volume; fans will be more than satisfied." - Kirkus

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D.M. Cornish Author Biography

D.M. Cornish studied illustration at the University of South Australia, where he began to compile a series of notebooks, beginning with #1 in 1993. He had read Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels, The Iliad, and Paul Gallico's Love of Seven Dolls. Classical ideas as well as the great desire to continue what Mervyn Peake had begun but not finished led him to delineate his own world. Hermann Hesse, Kafka and other writers convinced him there were ways to be fantastical without conforming to the generally accepted notions of fantasy. Over the next ten years he filled 23 journals with his pictures, definitions, ideas and histories of his world, the Half-Continent.

It was not until 2003 that a chance encounter with a children's publisher gave him an opportunity to develop these ideas further. ...

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