Little

Little

"An amazing achievement...A compulsively readable novel, so canny and weird and surfeited with the reality of human capacity and ingenuity that I am stymied for comparison. Dickens and David Lynch? Defoe meets Margaret Atwood? Judge for yourself." --Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in R "An amazing achievement...A compulsively readable novel, so canny and weird and surfeited with the reality of human c...

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Title:Little
Author:Edward Carey
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Little
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Little Reviews

  • Charles
    Nov 29, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

  • Kelsey
    Nov 01, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

    This is like Wes Anderson made a movie and then Charles Dickens turned it into a novel. It?s quirky and the writing is good, but it just didn?t do it for me. The main characters reminded me of the wax figures they create: lifelike and interesting to look at, but disappointing if yo...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    2.5 Stars I appreciate what Carey was trying to achieve, but the plot got bogged down by overwhelming details, Constant Repetitive descriptions of small, unimportant details. It became tedious. Being a fictional depiction of the life of Madame Toussard, I was annoyed that this was o...

  • Gloria
    Nov 28, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

  • Cecily Sailer
    Aug 05, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

  • Demi
    Jun 30, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Oct 30, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 01, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

  • Claire McAlpine
    Oct 31, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

  • Carla
    Nov 19, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

    This is like Wes Anderson made a movie and then Charles Dickens turned it into a novel. It?s quirky and the writing is good, but it just didn?t do it for me. The main characters reminded me of the wax figures they create: lifelike and interesting to look at, but disappointing if yo...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

  • Karen Mace
    Jan 07, 2019

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

  • MaryannC.Book Fiend
    Nov 02, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 26, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

  • Karen
    Jul 02, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

    This is like Wes Anderson made a movie and then Charles Dickens turned it into a novel. It?s quirky and the writing is good, but it just didn?t do it for me. The main characters reminded me of the wax figures they create: lifelike and interesting to look at, but disappointing if yo...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 05, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

  • Donna
    Dec 10, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

  • KC
    Nov 07, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

    This is like Wes Anderson made a movie and then Charles Dickens turned it into a novel. It?s quirky and the writing is good, but it just didn?t do it for me. The main characters reminded me of the wax figures they create: lifelike and interesting to look at, but disappointing if yo...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

    2.5 Stars I appreciate what Carey was trying to achieve, but the plot got bogged down by overwhelming details, Constant Repetitive descriptions of small, unimportant details. It became tedious. Being a fictional depiction of the life of Madame Toussard, I was annoyed that this was o...

    A captivating look at one of the most well known and talented artists of our time, Madame Toussard. Born Anne Marie Grosholtz, she had a strange fascination with medicine and to the human body. Marie or "Little" as she later became to be was known as, was orphaned after the death of he...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Nov 21, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

  • Jackie Law
    Sep 24, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

    This is like Wes Anderson made a movie and then Charles Dickens turned it into a novel. It?s quirky and the writing is good, but it just didn?t do it for me. The main characters reminded me of the wax figures they create: lifelike and interesting to look at, but disappointing if yo...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

    Little, by Edward Carey, tells the story of Anne Marie Grosholtz, born prematurely in a remote Swiss village in 1761, who would one day become known as Madame Tussaud. Marie?s father was a soldier so she was raised by her mother, moving to Berne when she was six years old. Here she l...

  • Taryn Pierson
    Dec 18, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

  • JD Mitchell
    Nov 18, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

    This is like Wes Anderson made a movie and then Charles Dickens turned it into a novel. It?s quirky and the writing is good, but it just didn?t do it for me. The main characters reminded me of the wax figures they create: lifelike and interesting to look at, but disappointing if yo...

  • Tammy
    Jan 07, 2019

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

  • Cheryl
    Oct 30, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

  • Ace
    Nov 14, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

  • Joanne Robertson
    Dec 03, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

  • Doug
    Nov 30, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

  • Creager
    Jun 13, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

  • Dan
    Nov 18, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

  • Will
    Oct 31, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

  • booksofallkinds
    Nov 26, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...

    Abandoned at 50%. Historical fiction based on the life of Madame Tussaud. I didn't like the writing style: it was all "telling", not "showing". Although there were a ton of quirky characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them. They just felt flat and lifeless. Even Marie ("L...

    Please follow all my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. Little is an unusual story of a determined young girl who makes a life for herself against all odds. After her father dies, Marie (Little) and her mom go to live with a reclusive and peculiar doctor, Curtius who ...

    4.5 Stars I absolutely loved this! This was my first Edward Carey read and I was enthralled with it! I loved Little's character, her narration as she grows up to become the famous historical figure known as Madame Tussaud. This was a little macabre, but so enjoyable and well writte...

    Born in 1761 and nicknamed ?Little? for her petite size, homely Marie Grosholtz rises to become the famous Madame Tussaud, creator of eerily realistic wax images. An orphaned servant girl lives in the employ of an eccentric doctor whose unique talent is making body parts from wax. ...

    Oh my goodness, I love her. Marie has such a wonderful, sharp, eccentric little voice (no pun intended), and she lives in an incredible time in French history. The art is a delightful addition?it fits right in with Marie?s personality. Just marvelous. ...

    I have been looking forward to reading this for a while and finally after telling a few friends about it and them reading it before me, I picked it up so I could join the conversation. It's a wonderful read, following the extraordinary life of Anne Marie Grosholz, born in 1761 in a ...

    I have GOT to stop it with the literary fiction. It hasn't worked between us since 2011 but I keep backsliding and sending it late-night "u up?" texts. ...

    So delightful, absorbing, filled with oddities, morbidities, tenderness, and artistic achievement. In this fictional rendering of the life of Madame Tussaud, she is her own narrator, shifting between different homes, lacking agency but still infused with power. Suddenly orphaned at a y...

    What a way to start off my reading year in 2019! This was an astonishing piece of historical fiction and I cannot recommend this highly enough as I'm sure you'll fall in love with 'Little' Marie as she comes from very humble beginnings to being part of the world of wax that still lives...

    It's hard to imagine a better subject for Edward Carey's particular genius than the life of Madame Tussaud. His Heap House trilogy memorably blurred the line that divides the inanimate object from what makes us human. LITTLE, in its way, goes further while remaining rooted in a recogni...

    I have a new favorite book! This is so different from the books I've been reading lately! While trying to compose my review in my head, I ran across this review that says it better than I could, so I quote: "Little is that rare thing - a unique novel with a unique and fully-realised v...

    Sometimes a book comes along that seems destined to become a literary work of art and you are just so thankful that it was brought to your attention as you?re convinced you would have missed out otherwise! I was in France on a school trip when I got the email from Gallic books about ...

    This is like Wes Anderson made a movie and then Charles Dickens turned it into a novel. It?s quirky and the writing is good, but it just didn?t do it for me. The main characters reminded me of the wax figures they create: lifelike and interesting to look at, but disappointing if yo...

    My favorite book so far in 2018. Gorgeously written. ...

    Having lost her parents very young, the little Anne Marie Grosholtz finds herself holding on to the peculiar Doctor Curtius and his wax creations as a way of life. But, when Curtius turns to the business of making heads, his situation becomes too delicate and he and Marie are forced to...

    I didn't know what to expect from LITTLE by Edward Carey but as soon as I entered the world of little Marie I was entranced and didn't want to leave. Madame Tussaud is legendary today with millions of people visiting the popular waxwork attraction every year but have you ever stoppe...

  • Mila
    Sep 17, 2018

    (4.5) Little is Edward Carey?s deliciously macabre novel about Madame Tussaud, who starts life as Anne Marie Grosholtz in Switzerland in 1761 and loses both parents by the age of six. Known as Marie, she soon picks up the nickname ?Little? at the studio where she helps Dr. Philip...

    Little is a re-imagining of the woman behind the famous tourist attraction: Madame Tussauds, a wax museum that displays wax sculptures of famous people and popular characters. Loosely based, Little follows this resilient woman from birth as Anne Marie Grosholtz to age eighty-nine as Ma...

    I am at 40% and for now am putting it down. Will come back to it after the holidays as it seems to take more concentration than I have available right now. ...

    The description of Edward Carey?s Little intrigued me. It sounded like something I would enjoy, and the GR reviews were terrific. I hadn?t, however, read any reviews from critics so I was still a bit wary and approached the novel not knowing what to expect. It took me by surprise a...

    Little is the tale of Madame Tussaud (born Anne Marie Grosholtz) from her young life as an orphan through her time at Versailles with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and then ultimately as the individual who established the wax museum she is still known for today. Carey includes cl...

    Little did I know when starting this book that there would be little historical accuracy within its pages and little regard for the reader when the author was more bent on writing a farce than anything resembling a true to life story with well developed characters who speak in natural ...

    I am astounded. I am charmed. I am awaiting the manifestation of pure joy this enchanting book will be for the ages. Anne Marie Grosholtz is as tall as the human heart but her outlook is to the moon. Orphaned at a young age, this child is apprenticed to a physician whose wax modeling l...

    I am not the kind of person that wants to go look at celebrity or famous figures at a waxworks museum so I wouldn?t normally have chosen this book out of the pile of historical fiction to read right now. However, a good friend here on GR recently read it and loved it so I thought I w...

    4.5, rounded down. This is a lively, entertaining and informative look at the life of Madame Tussaud, of the waxworks fame, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. The beginning I found slow, and there were certain sections which were a bit plodding and could have used some judic...

    Edward Carey?s Little is a pleasure to read: a wonderful story, well told, carefully structured, and beautifully illustrated with Carey?s own drawings. Set in eighteenth century Switzerland, France, and England, Little introduces us to a cast of characters, each distinctive and dra...

    4,5 stars This novel turned out to be such a pleasant surprise for me, the wonderful, strange and all around fascinating story of Little, later known to the whole world as Madame Tussaud. This book captivated me, made laugh and cry, I rooted for Marie so hard throughout the whole bo...