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In their tiny, sea-beaten cottage on the north coast of Scotland, Liska and Ruth await the birth of their first child. Each passes the time by telling the baby stories, trying to pass on the lessons they've learned: tales of circuses and stargazing, selkie fishermen and domestic werewolves, child-eating witches and broken-toothed dragons. But they must keep their storytelling a secret from one another, as they've agreed to only ever tell the plain truth. So to cloak their tales, Ruth tells her stories when Liska is at work, to a background of shrieking seabirds; Liska tells hers when Ruth is asleep, with the lighthouse sweeping its steady beam through the window.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784702342
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 137 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


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"A collection of skillfully written short stories in which the beauty of imagination meets the inevitable harshness of life" -- Vanessa Piras, four stars * Skinny *
"A collection of skilfully written short stories in which the beauty of imagination meets the inevitable harshness of life... Undeniable literary merit." -- Vanessa Piras * List *
"What's important is that it works, and that Logan's lyrical, dreamlike storytelling reminds us why folk tales exist." -- Alastair Mabbott * Herald *
"A fascinating and original book, Kirsty Logan is a writer to watch." * Diva *

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“A Beautiful Collection of Stories ”

Tales of circuses and stargazing,selkie fishermen and domestic werewolves,child -eating witches and broken -toothed dragons.
A collection of thirteen beautifully written stories that stay with you long after you have... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
23rd August 2015
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“Immensley enjoyable!”

A beautiful collection of modern fairytales, with wonderful discriptions and an intriging framing device wrapping them all together.

Hardback edition
26th November 2015
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“Whimsical, melancholic and beautiful”

As with all short story collections, there were some stories I liked a lot more than others, though there weren't any I disliked, but what I loved about this collection was how the stories were all stories within... More

Hardback edition
9 similar books recommended
26th November 2017
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