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The Children (1928)
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A bestseller when it was first published, The Children is a comic, bittersweet novel about the misadventures of a bachelor and a band of precocious children. The seven Wheater children, stepbrothers and stepsisters grown weary of being shuttled from parent to parent are eager for their parents' latest reconciliation to last. A chance meeting between the children and the solitary 46-year old Martin Boyne leads to a series of unforgettable encounters.
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On a cruise ship between Algiers and Venice, Martin Boyne, a bachelor in his forties, befriends a band of unruly, precocious children, kept together as a ?family ? by the efforts of the eldest, Judith. The seven Wheater siblings, grown weary of being shuttled between their mother and father, are eager for their parent ?s latest reconciliation to last. Outraged at the plight of the ?homeless ? and fought-over children, Boyne finds himself increasingly drawn to their enchanting, improper and liberating ways.
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