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Realistic Fiction

A Rough Shaking


A Story for Animal Lovers Young and Old, by the Man Who Inspired the Inklings

Featuring twelve full-page illustrations by W. Parkinson

Orphaned as a child by a terrible earthquake, Clare Skymer learns quickly in the harsh school of life. With hunger and poverty driving him on, he takes to the road, finding new friends and family in the strangest of places. But among his own kind not all can be trusted, and when need is most pressing, it is Clare’s special bond with animals that may see him through. A Rough Shaking, first published in 1891, draws on events from its author’s own life, and is the last of George MacDonald’s three realistic children’s novels.

Erik Rostad


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