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Although he has written many children's books over a number of years, Peter Dickinson does not appear to be as widely known as many similar authors. Notice, for example, that this is only the third review of "The Kin" to be posted on this site. Having read the book recently, I can confirm that it deserves to be better known.
On the cover of my paperback edition, the author Philip Pullman describes "The Kin" as "a magnificent work". This it certainly is, although it is this "magnificence" that may make it something of an acquired taste to many readers.
The plot of the novel is simple: a tribe of early humans, living roughly 200,000 years ago, have been separated from one another… Read more