The Crane Wife (Hardback)
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This is shortlisted for the 2013 National Book Awards UK Author of the Year. One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed. The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George's shop. Suddenly a new world opens up for George, and one night she starts to tell him the most extraordinary story. Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a hymn to the creative imagination and a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857868718
Weight: 451 g
Dimensions: 220 x 143 x 27 mm
Edition: Main

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“Beautiful. Magical. Enchanting.”

This book was a slow-burner for me. I say this only because I hope you stick with it like I did, and look back at the beautifully constructed tale with an appreciation for the talent of a great storyteller.
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“Magical”

It will be very hard for me to describe how much I love this book. Mythical, magical, and beautifully written, with relatable, interesting characters that you'll struggle to forget. Even though this is an adult... More

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“Simple yet satisfying”

A fresh, slightly fantastical novel set very much in our world, and yet transporting you out of it. The writing is simple, you can tell that he usually writes for a teen audience, but this actually helps turn this... More

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