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A Kid for Two Farthings: The Bloomsbury Group

Wolf Mankowitz

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ISBN : 9781408808757
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Six year-old Joe knows a unicorn when he sees one. His downstairs neighbour Mr Kandinsky has told him all about these mythical creatures, and there isnt anything in the world that this wise tailor doesnt know. So when Joe sees a little white goatMoreSix year-old Joe knows a unicorn when he sees one. His downstairs neighbour Mr Kandinsky has told him all about these mythical creatures, and there isnt anything in the world that this wise tailor doesnt know. So when Joe sees a little white goat amidst the singing birds, salted herrings and hokey-pokey ices of a Whitechapel market he has to have him. He knows its just a matter of time before the tiny bump on the unicorns head becomes the magic horn to grant his every wish.For in the embattled working-class community of 1950s East End London, there are plenty of people in need of good fortune. The only thing Mr Kandinsky wants is a steam press for his shop- his assistant Shmule, a wrestler, just needs to buy a ring for his girl- and all Joe and his mother wish for, more than anything, is to join his father in Africa. But maybe, just maybe, Joes unicorn can sprinkle enough luck on all his friends for their humble dreams to come true.A Kid for Two Farthings is part of The Bloomsbury Group, a new library of books from the early twentieth-century chosen by readers for readers.