The First Book of Calamity Leek

3.56 avg rating
( 444 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099558774: The First Book of Calamity Leek

Brilliantly inventive and original. This debut novel tells the story of Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed beyond the garden wall, until now.

Lying in her hospital bed, broken, burned and scared, Calamity still believes that Aunty loved her. For as long as she can remember, Calamity, along with her sixteen sisters, lived in a Garden behind the Wall of Safekeeping. Like it said in Aunty's Appendix on the first page of the Ps: 'Everything has a purpose', and they were being trained for a very special one. In the Ns the Appendix said, 'Nosiness leads to nonsense'. As Calamity sees it, this is what led to their Garden's downfall, because when the sisters started questioning what was outside the Wall, they started questioning what was happening inside it too.

But doubt is contagious.

Watching your world crumble is frightening.

And people who are frightened can be dangerous.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Brilliantly inventive and original. This debut novel tells the story of Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed beyond the garden wall, until now.

Books tell you what to believe.

Books explain the world around you.

What if a book had been written to explain a world constructed only for you?

What if that world suddenly fell apart?

Calamity Leek needs a new book. But she's going to have to write it herself.

Review:

" Wonderfully strange" (Mark Haddon, author of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME)

"This hypnotic debut novel - one of the hottest reads of the year - is no ordinary book. It combines pitch-perfect teen angst with a fantastical setting and premise; as much a hymn to reading as a gripping story." ( Elle)

" A compelling page turning read" ( Style magazine)

" Deeply perplexing . . . as hints of the reality behind the fantasy start to emerge, the story develops its own peculiar and intense momentum." (Nick Rennison Sunday Times)

"A fantastic novel, and a really exciting and engaging new voice. The fact that the reader has to work hard to understand this world makes it all the more compelling, and it packs quite an emotional punch when we realise what's going on. I couldn't put it down, and loved the voice of Calamity, and her vulnerability and reliance on her world, while the reader could see it cracking wide open, was heartbreaking." (Jess Richards, author of SNAKE ROPES)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Paula Lichtarowicz
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Brilliantly inventive and original. This debut novel tells the story of Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed beyond the garden wall, until now. Lying in her hospital bed, broken, burned and scared, Calamity still believes that Aunty loved her. For as long as she can remember, Calamity, along with her sixteen sisters, lived in a Garden behind the Wall of Safekeeping. Like it said in Aunty s Appendix on the first page of the Ps: Everything has a purpose , and they were being trained for a very special one. In the Ns the Appendix said, Nosiness leads to nonsense . As Calamity sees it, this is what led to their Garden s downfall, because when the sisters started questioning what was outside the Wall, they started questioning what was happening inside it too. But doubt is contagious. Watching your world crumble is frightening. And people who are frightened can be dangerous. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099558774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Paula Lichtarowicz
Published by Cornerstone, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Brilliantly inventive and original. This debut novel tells the story of Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed beyond the garden wall, until now. Lying in her hospital bed, broken, burned and scared, Calamity still believes that Aunty loved her. For as long as she can remember, Calamity, along with her sixteen sisters, lived in a Garden behind the Wall of Safekeeping. Like it said in Aunty s Appendix on the first page of the Ps: Everything has a purpose , and they were being trained for a very special one. In the Ns the Appendix said, Nosiness leads to nonsense . As Calamity sees it, this is what led to their Garden s downfall, because when the sisters started questioning what was outside the Wall, they started questioning what was happening inside it too. But doubt is contagious. Watching your world crumble is frightening. And people who are frightened can be dangerous. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099558774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lichtarowicz, Paula
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995587740000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lichtarowicz, Paula
Published by Windmill Books (2014)
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
HALCYON BOOKS
(LONDON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Windmill Books, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000489011

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
1.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Paula Lichtarowicz
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 19mm. Paperback. Brilliantly inventive and original. This debut novel tells the story of Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed beyond the garden wall, until now. Lying in her hospital bed, broke.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 304 pages. 0.223. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099558774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lichtarowicz, Paula
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Book Condition: New. Lying in her hospital bed, Calamity still believes that Aunty loved her. For as long as she can remember, Calamity, along with her sixteen sisters, lived in a Garden behind the Wall of Safekeeping. Like it said in Aunty's Appendix on the first page of the Ps: 'Everything has a purpose', and they were being trained for a very special one. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 222. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099558774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lichtarowicz, Paula
Published by Cornerstone (2014)
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone, 2014. Book Condition: New. Lying in her hospital bed, Calamity still believes that Aunty loved her. For as long as she can remember, Calamity, along with her sixteen sisters, lived in a Garden behind the Wall of Safekeeping. Like it said in Aunty's Appendix on the first page of the Ps: 'Everything has a purpose', and they were being trained for a very special one. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 23. Weight in Grams: 222. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099558774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paula Lichtarowicz
Published by Cornerstone
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cornerstone. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The First Book of Calamity Leek, Paula Lichtarowicz, Brilliantly inventive and original. This debut novel tells the story of Calamity Leek: a girl who has never been allowed beyond the garden wall, until now. Lying in her hospital bed, broken, burned and scared, Calamity still believes that Aunty loved her. For as long as she can remember, Calamity, along with her sixteen sisters, lived in a Garden behind the Wall of Safekeeping. Like it said in Aunty's Appendix on the first page of the Ps: 'Everything has a purpose', and they were being trained for a very special one. In the Ns the Appendix said, 'Nosiness leads to nonsense'. As Calamity sees it, this is what led to their Garden's downfall, because when the sisters started questioning what was outside the Wall, they started questioning what was happening inside it too. But doubt is contagious. Watching your world crumble is frightening. And people who are frightened can be dangerous. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099558774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Lichtarowicz, Paula
Published by Windmill Books (2014)
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Windmill Books, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # L9780099558774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.33
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Lichtarowicz Paula
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0099558777 ISBN 13: 9780099558774
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. Book Condition: New. pp. 304. Bookseller Inventory # 53976086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.52
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book