Lud-In-The-Mist (Paperback)
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Lud-In-The-Mist (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 05/07/2018
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Gorgeously reissued, this story - called the ‘most beautiful and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century’ by Neil Gaiman - is a magic-tinged mystery threaded with folk and fairy tale.

'The single most beautiful, solid, unearthly, and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century. A little golden miracle of a book.' - Neil Gaiman

Lud-in-the-Mist - a prosperous country town situated where two rivers meet: the Dawl and the Dapple. The latter, which has its source in the land of Faerie, is a great trial to Lud, which had long rejected anything 'other', preferring to believe only in what is known, what is solid.

Nathaniel Chanticleer is a somewhat dreamy, slightly melancholy man, not one for making waves, who is deliberately ignoring a vital part of his own past; a secret he refuses even to acknowledge. But with the disappearance of his own daughter, and a long-overdue desire to protect his young son, he realises that something is changing in Lud - and something must be done.

Lud-in-the-Mist is a true classic, an adult fairy tale exploring the need to embrace what we fear and to come to terms with 'the shadows' - those sweet and dark impulses that our public selves ignore or repress.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473225565
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 200 x 136 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The single most beautiful and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century -- Neil Gaiman
A Shakespearian tragi-comedy, a murder mystery and a multi-faceted allegory all in one; and a damn good story, too -- Mary Gentle
What we have here is that rarest of creatures, the fantasy novel of ideas -- Michael Swanwick
[involves] fundamental questions of how a society and its members understand their own history, and how they make sense of the conflicts embedded in social class and political power -- Mary Beard * TLS *

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“Hidden from view!”

The town of Lud-in-the-Mist is a curious place and Hope Mirrlees has captured it so well. She has created a rich tapestry of life in this old town. It had indeed, more than it's share of pleasant things. Part... More

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“Enchanting Entertainment”

Who could resist a novel with such an odd title and a beautiful cover? Not me that's for sure! Set in the town of Lud-in-the-mist, strange things are happening to it's inhabitants. Full of odd and amusing... More

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Steph at Basingstoke

“If Virginia Woolf wrote Stardust”

Such an enchanting and intriguing little book! This is a charming tale about a town bordering Fairyland, and its anxious mayor whose life is gradually beset by the threat of magic and fey goings-on. Whilst on the... More

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