Book cover for Mobile Library

Mobile Library



14 January 2016
288 pages
Imprint: Picador


Engagingly offbeat . . . the van becomes as much of a vehicle of fantasy as the Little Prince's biplane or James's giant peach - both a sanctuary from the outside world and a store of limitless possibilities . . . quietly profound . . . genuinely compelling
Whitehouse cleverly illustrates the way in which lives and books intertwine
Powerful, eccentric . . . Whitehouse's writing is energetic and pacey, spiked with startling moments of tenderness and superbly controlled. Don't wait for the inevitable film
A beautifully written ode to childhood innocence