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The Borrowers

Written by Mary Norton

Part of the A Puffin Book Series

The Borrowers Synopsis

Penguin presents for the first time the complete, unabridged audio CD of Mary Norton's The Borrowers, read by Christopher Eccleston. 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...

The Borrowers Press Reviews

Beautifully written, poetic and almost always alarming, the Borrowers have something very mysterious, sad and exciting about them * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241326053
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Author: Mary Norton
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: CD-Audio

About Mary Norton

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 that Mary Norton wrote. She died in 1992.

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