Everything under / Daisy Johnson.

By: Johnson, Daisy, 1990- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Leicester : Thorpe, Isis, 2020Edition: Large print editionDescription: 300 pages (large print) ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785417115; 1785417118Subject(s): Lexicographers -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Canals -- England -- Fiction | Languages, Secret -- Fiction | Dementia -- Fiction | Oxford (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books. Summary: As a child, Gretel lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago - and those memories have faded. Now Gretel works as a lexicographer, updating dictionary entries, which suits her solitary nature. But a phone call from the hospital interrupts Gretel's isolation and throws up questions from long ago. She begins to remember the private vocabulary of her childhood. She remembers other things, too: the strange lonely boy who came to stay on the boat one winter; and the creature in the water - a canal thief? - swimming upstream, getting ever closer. In the end, there will be nothing for Gretel to do but go back...
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As a child, Gretel lived on a canal boat with her mother, and together they invented a language that was just their own. She hasn't seen her mother since the age of sixteen, though - almost a lifetime ago - and those memories have faded. Now Gretel works as a lexicographer, updating dictionary entries, which suits her solitary nature. But a phone call from the hospital interrupts Gretel's isolation and throws up questions from long ago. She begins to remember the private vocabulary of her childhood. She remembers other things, too: the strange lonely boy who came to stay on the boat one winter; and the creature in the water - a canal thief? - swimming upstream, getting ever closer. In the end, there will be nothing for Gretel to do but go back...

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