The Land Of Decoration (Hardback)

Grace McCleen


A Debut Fiction Choice from the Book People, Grace McCleen's The Land of Decoration is an extraordinary novel that we believe you will instantly fall for. Enchanting, surprising, compelling and magical, this brilliantly written tale tells the story of young Judith, a girl brought up in a motherless household under the watchful eyes of a relentless faith and in the terrifying presence of bullies at school. When she performs her first miracle, her troubles really begin. A tense and heartbreaking novel that is incredibly moving and thought-provoking, this book introduces a young heroine who will change the way you see the world. You'll be passionately recommending it to friends as soon as you've finished. If you enjoyed our previous debut recommendations, The Snow Child and the award-winning Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, you're sure to love this one!

Book Details

  • Product code: CORA
  • ISBN: 9780701186814
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 24.0cm x 16.0cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: 01/03/2012
  • Book points: 3

Customer Ratings


Customer Reviews

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The Land of Decoration -

I found this book really difficult to get into. I recently picked it up again to continue, and give it another go, but no luck. It is now in the bag for the charity shop.

Linda, 30/08/2013

"Left me wanting more" -

I found it hard to get into the book at first, but by the end I felt like I had a lot of unanswered questions. It also left me questioning religion. A good thought provoker.

Catrin, 28/08/2012

"Captivating" -

Quite captivating and unusual story but I couldn't put this down and finished it in a day.The prose flows and is wonderfully descriptive and there are some vividly portrayed characters - all of whom I feel I've recognised in my life at some point.Unusual, different, captivating.

Laggan, 26/04/2012

"Only read it for book club!" -

If I hadn't had to finish it for my book club, I wouldn't have kept reading. I really did not enjoy this. I didn't find the characters or the plot believable. How could someone who stayed faithful to his religion for years after the death of his wife suddenly doubt his faith when tested by a strike and a bunch of yobs? Not my kind of book at all.

Elsa, 04/04/2012