I'm the King of the Castle, Hardback Book
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Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, this tale is linked in its poignancy and humour to Lord the the Flies.

This edition is part of a series of pre- and post-1914 works chosen especially for 14-18 year olds.

The series features fiction, anthologies, poetry, plays and non-fiction.


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The story is very good and sad at the same time; it is about loss, children and sibling rivalry. Annotated, without being academic, this book is sure to please teenagers and adults alike, who may want to find this an suitable alternative informative novel to just plain text. There is no moral to the story, there are just life situations that allow a child to finally grow up in an adult world. The movie with Jean Rochefort also transcribes well the mood of Susan Hill's novel.

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