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  • 256

  • 9780140364507

  • 1 mm

  • 12 mm

  • 500 gram


  • 6 MARCH 2003

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    Barney is a solitary eight-year-old, given to wandering off by himself. One day he tumbles over, lands in a sort of cave, and meets somebody with shaggy hair wearing a rabbit-skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. They together raid the rubbish dump at the bottom of the pit, improve Stigs cave dwelling, and enjoy a series of adventures. Paperback , 244 pages Published August 1st 2010 by Penguin Books Limited (first published 1963)

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    Clive King

    David Clive King was born in Richmond, Surrey in 1924. In 1926 he moved with his parents to Olivers Farm, Ash, Kent, on the North Downs, alongside which was an abandoned chalk-pit. His early education was at a private infant school where one of the teachers, Miss Brodie, claimed to have taught Christopher Robin Milne, and introduced Clive to stories about Stone Age people. Thereafter he went to Kings School, Rochester, Downing College, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

    From 1943 to 1947 he served in the Royal Navy, voyaging to Iceland, twice to the Russian Arctic, to India, Sri Lanka, Australia, East Indies, Malaysia and Japan, where he observed the ruins of Hiroshima within months of its destruction. Civilian postings as an officer of the British Council took him to Amsterdam, Belfast, Aleppo, Damascus (styled as Visiting Professor to the University), Beirut, Dhaka and Madras, and gave opportunities for independent travel between these places and England. Several of these exotic places provided material for his nineteen childrens stories, but his best-known book STIG OF THE DUMP he wrote in an educational job at Rye, East Sussex. The BBC broadcast a new television adaptation in early 2002.

    Married, divorced and married again, Clive King has three children, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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