- ISBN 9781741753011 / 1741753015
- Title Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp
- Author Odo Hirsch
- Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2007
- Pages 229
- Publisher Allen & Unwin
- Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
- Edition 1st
- Language English
- Dimensions 130mm x 191mm x 18mm
Amelia Dee lives in a house on Marburg Street, with a rare Peacock Lamp outside her bedroom door.
Amelia Dee lives in a house on Marburg Street, with a rare Peacock Lamp outside her bedroom door. Her father is an inventor, her mother is a sculptor, and the enigmatic L K Vishwanath practises yoga in her garden. Amelia herself has a lively curiosity and a talent for writing. Intrigued by Mr Vishwanath and his one-and-only student, Amelia stumbles into the secret life of Princess Parvin Kha-Douri. Why does Mr Vishwanath bother to teach such an unpleasant woman? And why does this tragic princess share Amelia's fascination for the Peacock Lamp? In solving the mystery, Amelia discovers more than she ever imagined about history, philosophy, creativity, pride and - above all - the power of stories. This is Odo Hirsch at his most accomplished, writing in the tradition of Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman and Hazel Green. A funny, touching new novel peopled with memorable characters and charged with ideas.
...a thoughtful novel which will be well received in both retail and library environments...the strength and earnestness of the characters make this a delightful read that would make an ideal book club choice.' - Bookseller & Publisher, Sept 2007
Odo Hirsch was born and grew up in Melbourne where he trained to be a doctor. He now lives in London and writes excellent books that are published not only in Australia but also in the US, UK, Netherlands, Korea, Germany and Italy. His other titles are Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp (9781741753011) and Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool (9781741757163).