Lud-in-the-mist

Lud-in-the-mist

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This is the story of the mayor of Lud-in-the-Mist, Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, a respectable burgher who learns that his young son has eaten forbidden fairy fruit. Some centuries earlier, fairy things had been looked upon with reverence, and fairy fruit was enjoyed by the people of Dorimare. but since the burghers had taken over, fairy things have become unspeakable and there are problems in the trafficking of illegal fairy fruit.
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Cold Spring Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781593600419
1593600410
Branch Call Number: FICTION MIRRLEES
Characteristics: 239 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gaiman, Neil
Alternative Title: Lud in the mist

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GuyN
Feb 15, 2012

Hmmm. How shall I describe this lovely, leisurely unique book? Is it a cozy fantasy? A whimsical faerie fantasy? A study in layers of personality and morality? All of these and none. It is a classic, however you look at it both in language and in setting. It is not for the action/plot driven reader, but if you take time to digest your English you may love this unique book. See the quote I have entered to determine if you like its intricate but rewarding style

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Jun 18, 2012

Whatever there was of ridiculous or lovable in each member of the group was distilled into one of these jokes so that at will one could intoxicate oneself with one's friends' personalities--swallow as it were, the whole comic draught of them. And seeing that in these old jokes the accumulation irritation that inevitably results from intimacy evaporated and turned to sweetness, like the juice of the grape they promoted friendship and cordiality.
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