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Needful Things - Stephen King

Paperback Published: 12th July 2011
ISBN: 9781444707878
Number Of Pages: 944

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There was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger.

Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day.

Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor.

Something for everyone. Something you really had to have. And always at a price you could just about afford. The cash price that is. Because there was another price. There always is when your heart s most secret, true desire is for sale . . .

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An incredibly gifted writer, whose writing . . . is so fluid that you often forget that you're reading. - Guardian

A sophisticated literary craftsman . . . his work anatomises . . . the social fabric of small-town American life. - Observer

ISBN: 9781444707878
ISBN-10: 1444707876
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 944
Published: 12th July 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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Stephen King

About the Author


Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

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