Little

Little

The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radicals, who transforms herself into the legendary Madame Tussaud. In 1761, a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy stree The wry, macabre, unforgettable tale of an ambitious orphan in Revolutionary Paris, befriended by royalty and radical...

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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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I expect a novelization of a historical figure's life to be based on, y'know, facts, like Inés of My Soul, Loving Frank, Saint Mazie, or The Paris Wife. If an author is going to play fast and loose with biographical facts, then rename the characters, like Lily King did in Euphoria, ba...

    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...

    This is why I love book club: I would not have picked up this book on my own, but so glad I read it. It was not my typical jam and sounded a bit strange?and boy was it strange ? an oddity ? BUT I couldn?t stop turning the page. You really want to know what happens to all the...

    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...

  • Catherine
    Apr 20, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I expect a novelization of a historical figure's life to be based on, y'know, facts, like Inés of My Soul, Loving Frank, Saint Mazie, or The Paris Wife. If an author is going to play fast and loose with biographical facts, then rename the characters, like Lily King did in Euphoria, ba...

  • Gloria
    Nov 28, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Feb 23, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I expect a novelization of a historical figure's life to be based on, y'know, facts, like Inés of My Soul, Loving Frank, Saint Mazie, or The Paris Wife. If an author is going to play fast and loose with biographical facts, then rename the characters, like Lily King did in Euphoria, ba...

    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...

    This is why I love book club: I would not have picked up this book on my own, but so glad I read it. It was not my typical jam and sounded a bit strange?and boy was it strange ? an oddity ? BUT I couldn?t stop turning the page. You really want to know what happens to all the...

  • Demi
    Jun 30, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Karen Mace
    Jan 07, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I expect a novelization of a historical figure's life to be based on, y'know, facts, like Inés of My Soul, Loving Frank, Saint Mazie, or The Paris Wife. If an author is going to play fast and loose with biographical facts, then rename the characters, like Lily King did in Euphoria, ba...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

  • Judith E
    Mar 18, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

  • Betsy Robinson
    Mar 08, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 05, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 ...

  • Heidi The Reader
    Mar 23, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Nov 21, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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 ...

  • Taryn Pierson
    Dec 18, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    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...

    I expect a novelization of a historical figure's life to be based on, y'know, facts, like Inés of My Soul, Loving Frank, Saint Mazie, or The Paris Wife. If an author is going to play fast and loose with biographical facts, then rename the characters, like Lily King did in Euphoria, ba...

    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...

    This is why I love book club: I would not have picked up this book on my own, but so glad I read it. It was not my typical jam and sounded a bit strange?and boy was it strange ? an oddity ? BUT I couldn?t stop turning the page. You really want to know what happens to all the...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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...

  • Doug
    Nov 30, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

  • lucky little cat
    Mar 02, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Apr 11, 2019

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

  • Dan
    Nov 18, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

  • Mila
    Sep 17, 2018

    A fictionalized retelling of Madame Tussaud, known for her wax figures of famous (and infamous) persons, sprinkled with grim illustrations and wry observations. Carey initially hooks his audience with the amusing, macabre first-person voice of young Madame Tussaud, christened Anne Mari...

    (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...

    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 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. ...

    A historical fiction novel about Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Anne Marie Grosholtz, and how she became a legendary wax maker. "I was not much bigger, at first, than the size of my mother's little hands put together, and I was not expected to live very long. And yet, after I su...

    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...

    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...

    None of us had a large understanding of the tides of man; each knew only his little portion. For some it was hair, for others teeth; one concentrated on eyes, another on paint; one mixed the wax, another prepared the plaster. No one could see beyond his own individual station. Only tog...

    Ooh, it's just stuffed with stuff. Wax heads of the famous and infamous, scruffy orphans, hide-and-seek in Versailles, Young Marie Tussaud with her doll Marta, Edward Carey's loving "fake Jacques-Louis David portrait." Marie's covering her face to preserve a little privacy, but als...

    This was a slow start for me because Maria Grosholtz (later evolving into Madame Tussaud) starts her trade by making wax replicas of diseased or removed body parts. It was quite grotesque and the characters and speech patterns were strange and baffling. But after that, I found this to ...

    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...