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Ladies of Grace Adieuby Susanna Clarke
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From the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, an enchanting collection of stories. Set in versions of England that bear an uncanny resemblance to the world of Strange and Norrell, these stories are brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time in embroidering terrible fates, endless paths in deep, dark woods, and houses that never appear the same way twice. Their heroines and heroes include the Duke of Wellington, a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor, Mary, Queen of Scots, Jonathan Strange, and the Raven King himself. The Ladies of Grace Adieu is the perfect introduction to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.
A book of stories from the world of "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell", the publishing sensation that sold over 111,000 copies in hardback. Faerie is never as far away as you think. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by fairytale problems here include a conceited Regency clergyman, an 18th century Jewish doctor and Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Jonathan Strange and the Raven King. Beautifully designed, this is a must-have for all fans of the novel.
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