A Portable Shelter (Hardback)
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A Portable Shelter (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages
Published: 10/08/2015

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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. They spend their time telling stories to the unborn baby, 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 each must keep their storytelling a secret from the other, as they've agreed to only ever tell the plain truth. 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. As their tales build and grow along with their child, Liska and Ruth realise that the truth lives in their stories, and they cannot hide from one another. A Portable Shelter is a beautifully produced collection of elegant, haunting short stories from one of Britain's most exciting new talents. Each story is accompanied by an illustration by award-winning artist Liz Myhill. Produced with the assistance of the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship.

Publisher: Association for Scottish Literary Studies
ISBN: 9781906841232
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 190 x 127 mm

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“Immensley enjoyable!”

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

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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

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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

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