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  1. says:

    I heard about this book in Philip Pullman's book of essays Daemon Voices Very unusual engaging odd


  2. says:

    Who is Leon Garfield? A brilliant mid century writer whose pen spins the most silken sentences who writes the most enchanting stories Describing a London guttersnipeMartin gazed on the distillation of evil in the shape of a child and saw that he was plainly searching for some hole in the ground into which he might conveniently make a retreat Briskitt's horns were a threadbare cap of dirty hair pulled out in tufts; Briskitt's tail was a bedraggled garment that hung in a long tatter behind him; and Briskitt's smell was not of sulphur but of loneliness bewilderment and fear Sigh


  3. says:

    I read this in the middle of Philip Pullman's Daemon Voices which mentioned itSome uick thoughts I am reminded of Rushdie's Satanic Verses and Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita I can't explain than that since both are books I read twenty years ago Nonetheless in my mind all these years later Rushdie and Bulgakov came to mindI read this uickly and I don't think that I savored Garfield's writing to the extent that it deserved to be read and enjoyed Take this exampleAlthough a widow for seven years she still wore black which lent her bulk a certain mystery; sometimes it was hard to see where she ended and the night began Dr Dormann standing beside her looker thinner than ever; really no than a mere slice of a man who might have come off Mrs Bray in a carelessly slammed door


  4. says:

    I actually liked this book a lot and would have rated it a lot higher But I don't think it's a YA book It's uite adult despite the children who are important characters in the book Showing my age here because I suspect in the educational system of our modern age the themes might not just have descended to YA but to childrenThe Mulberry Garden opens its arbours of a Friday night to an assortment of humanity with all the foibles and frailties that come with that There's a retired major from India a widower who is really a shopkeeper with a wife and daughters but he's won the pity of Leila Robinson who extends her favours to him There's Sir David Brown wealthy as can be who pretends to be an impoverished decrepit old man to excite the pity of Fanny Bush And there's Martin Young reverend and magistrate who has a healing gift and is rumoured to be little short of an angel The regular visitors to the garden are being blackmailed by the devilish Dr Dormann who serves Mrs Bray the proprietress Above each arbour nestled in the trees are spying children who are recruited from the nearby prison where their parents are incarcerated A murder occurs Isaac Fisk a staymaker's apprentice dances through the garden and falls dead with a knife in him And Martin Young pitying the murderess who he thinks is Fanny Bush conceals a crucial piece of evidence A fragment of muslinAnd Dr Dormann knows he's done it As for the murderer the child Briskitt is the one who observed that And he sees a way to get what he most wants in life money to buy himself a mother Warmth That's all that matters in the end So Sir David Brown tells Martin Young It comes back and back as a recurring theme


  5. says:

    Elegant yet simple storytelling – if storytelling is ever simple – in an unusual omniscient voice There are characters to love and some to dislike; just enough to tell what needs to be told I've not read anything uite like it It didn't knock my socks off; but I'm glad to have read it


  6. says:

    Leon Garfield was always an adult novelist who was sidelined into writing for children This book though marketed as one of his children’s books this is one of the most adult he has ever writtenGarfield makes a number of unusual moves The hero is Rev Martin he is said to be possessed by an angel He buts horns with Dr D a man possessed by a devil When someone is killed in the Mulberry pleasure gardens this all comes to the foreAgain Garfield writes beautifully he so often makes me laugh and can often find ways to describe things in startling detail Essentially this book is about loneliness The garden is the spot where lonely people go to meet or to forget their loneliness Dr D is the spirit of loneliness sneaking up on people and offering them the pewter medallion of Mulberry gardens a ticket out of loneliness Rev Martin is the spirit of generosity and warmth of course he triumphsOne of his best


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