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Vivian French

The most wonderful thing in the world – in pictures

The Guardian

November 9, 2015

I love the cover of The Most Wonderful Thing in the World. It looks mysterious; the images hold a promise. Here’s a story that’s both very old, and very new, and that’s true. Angela Barrett came to Walker Books with a traditional tale she had loved as a child; I changed and altered it, and (I hope) gave it a new life.

The detail here is extraordinary; I’ve lived with this book for over three years, and I still see things that surprise and delight me. What is this world we are about to enter, where a man in a rowing boat waves at another in a sea going car, and a greyhound studies a computer?

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