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A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne review – an ambitious era-hopping epic

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Characters are reincarnated as a visionary craftsman explores his destiny in a story that roams from ancient Rome to Elizabethan London and beyond At the heart of this quirky, ambitious and ultimately disappointing book is a very simple story. A sensitive boy grows up in the shadow of a violent father and aspires to be a craftsman. As he grows older, he is more successful as an artist than a human...

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