The Ladies of Grace Adieu: and Other Stories (Paperback)
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The Ladies of Grace Adieu: and Other Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 03/09/2007
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Faerie is never as far away as you think. Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King".

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747592402
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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'An unholy alliance of Austen and Angela Carter' Daily Mail 'These tales read as if Jane Austen had rewritten the Brothers Grimm ... wonderful' Spectator 'Witty rejoinders and genteel manners to contrast nicely with the darker tones of hauntings, shape-changing and black magic ... Clarke is a natural storyteller' Sunday Telegraph 'It is the poise and lightness of Clarke's prose that draws the reader in' Daily Telegraph

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Paperback

“A different kind of fantasy”

For me too much fantasy follows in Tolkein's rather earnest footsteps. These stories are light and whimsical for sure, but they are colourful and magical in a way that often gets lost in the clash of swords and... More

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Clara Bow

“Quirky and Eerie”

These short stories of faery, magic and comedy are perfect to lose yourself in during these early, dark evenings.
Quirky and eerie, you'll find yourself enchanted by Clarke's imagination.

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“There's nowt so queer as folk(tales)!”

You don't need to have read Clarke's astonishing novel 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' to love this little collection of perfectly executed fairytales, but if you are a fan of the former you will... More

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