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The Load of Unicorn (Puffin Books) Paperback – Jan 1966


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New edition edition (Jan 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140302573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140302578
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 356,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Jan 2002
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A wonderful story about new technology! - the struggle of the scriveners who saw the end of their livelihood when the printing press arrived.
I was astonished to come upon Cynthia Harnett's books and find they were unreviewed - and only two in print. I hope this doesn't mean that children today do not read them. I loved all her books when I was a child. As well as being beautifully written exciting stories, they make you feel that you are living in the middle ages and give a wealth of information about the times. They certainly encouraged my life long fascination with history and if you are, or know, a child who wants to know more about how people lived 500 years ago, I recommend these books unreservedly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nogginthenog on 16 Feb 2014
Format: Paperback
This is a terrific story - and brilliantly illustrated by the author too - on re-reading it, it stands the test of time easily and is just as good as when I first read it many years ago. I'm sad to see that the cheapest copy is secondhand at £8; surely time for it to be given a new lease of life as a digital book, more sensibly priced and widely available. I hope someone does!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PatB on 17 April 2013
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A cynthia Harnett book for me to replace the one filched by one of my daughters. I recommend it for all mothers and grandmothers whose own copy has gone missing, a readable copy in excellent condition acquired with the minimum of effort.
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a good plot and moral dilemma 13 Nov 2014
By Jill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I recently came upon this quite by chance and snapped it up: I've been a fan of "The Wool Pack" since the age of nine but had not seen other Harnett books since. I find the Caxton connection particularly interesting and Ms Harnett delivers well, as ever, with her mix of sympathetic and unsympathetic characters, a good plot and moral dilemma, and her detailed evocation and explanations about life in the late 15th century. I enjoyed it as an adult but wish I'd read it as a child. It's mainly very good, though there was just one section where the pace seemed to slacken a little.
I would certainly recommend it to a child who's interested in history; a bonus for me was reading about the configuraton of parts of London in earlier times.
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