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This novel goes by the title Heir to the GlimmeringWorld in the US and Canada, but given that it is in part inspired by the story of Christopher Robin Milne, its European title,The Bear Boy, is perhaps a bit more apt.

9th April, 2005

The Bear Boy By Cynthia Ozick Weidenfeld & Nicholson, €17 This novel goes by the title Heir to the GlimmeringWorld in the US and Canada, but given that it is in part inspired by the story of Christopher Robin Milne, its European title,The Bear Boy, is perhaps a bit more apt.

The title ‘The Bear Boy' hints at savagery and childhood, and carries a kind of mystery in its simplicity - overtones which are...

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