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The Ladies of Grace Adieu

And Other Stories

Clarke, Susanna

(Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Ladies of Grace Adieu
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Magic, madam, is like wine and, if you are not used to it, it will make you drunk 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 fairytales 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: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780747587033
0747587035
9781596912519
1596912510
Branch Call Number: FICTION CLARKE
Characteristics: 235 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm

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Magic, madam, is like wine and, if you are not used to it, it will make you drunk 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 terrib... Read More »

Following the enormous success of 2004 bestseller and critics' favoriteJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke delivers a delicious collection of ten stories set in the same fairy-crossed world of 19th-century England.

A collection of short stories that is written in the style of Jane Austen set in Susanna Clarke's inimitable world of magic and fay.

Stories from an alternate 19th century England where magic is a field of study yet Austen's heroines would not be out of place.

a delicious collection of ten stories set in the same fairy-crossed world of 19th-century England. With Clarke's characteristic historical detail and diction, these dark, enchanting tales unfold in a slightly distorted version of our own world, where people are bedeviled by mischievous interventi... Read More »


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Apr 05, 2012
  • ladyshallot rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A return to the charming world of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. An enchanting read even for those who have not read Clarke's novel.

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