The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
An enchanting anthology of stories by the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is set in a mysterious, fantastical version of England populated by petulant princesses, vengeful owls, endless paths in the dark woods, and houses that never appear the same way twice and features the Duke of Wellington, a conceited Regency clergyman, and other colorful characters. 150,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Following the enormous success of 2004 bestseller and critics' favorite Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke delivers 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 interventions from the fairies. With appearances from beloved characters from her novel, including Jonathan Strange and Childermass, and an entirely new spin on certain historical figures, including Mary, Queen of Scots, this is a must-have for fans of Susanna Clarke's and an enticing introduction to her work for new readers. Some of these stories have never before been published; others have appeared in the New York Times or in highly regarded anthologies. In this collection, they come together to expand the reach of Clarke's land of enchantment-and anticipate her next novel (Fall 2008).

Blackwell North Amer
Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection 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. The heroines and heroes who must grapple with these problems include the Duke of Wellington, a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor, and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as Jonathan Strange and the Raven King.

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& Taylor

Presents an anthology of stories set in a mysterious, fantastical version of England populated by petulant princesses, vengeful owls, and endless paths in the dark woods, and features the Duke of Wellington and other colorful characters.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596912519
1596912510
Branch Call Number: SF CLARKE
Characteristics: 235 p.

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tesstlc
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.

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rationallady
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.

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ladyshallot
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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