The Ladies of Grace Adieu

The Ladies of Grace Adieu

And Other Stories

eBook - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers
New York : Bloomsbury, 2006.
ISBN: 9781596917453
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Aug 24, 2016

This is a lovely book. I think the antique appearance of the collection adds to its charm. The stories are enhanced by reading at the same time as her other novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. These tales give insight into the quixotic nature of fairies in her world and even gives the feeling of historical accuracy - this is how people used to envision fairies and the fairy world in old England - a bit of the wonder of childhood magic and a touch of fear of the unknown and unpredictable.

Jun 01, 2016

The stories are set in an alternative reality: early 1800's England, a setting in which fairies and magic are part of the fabric of life. These witty and engaging stories will hold your attention. I finished the book in two days.

Apr 05, 2012

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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