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A Pocketful of Crows: A modern fairytale novella from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author

Joanne Harris

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fantasy, Myth & legend told as fiction

A perfect autumn and Christmas read, this combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella which is stunningly illustrated by Bonnie Hawkins.

I am as brown as brown can be,
And my eyes as black as sloe;
I am as brisk as brisk can be,
And wild as forest doe.
(The Child Ballads, 295)

So begins a beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge. Following the seasons, A POCKETFUL OF CROWS balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl.

Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.

This is a stunning and original modern fairytale.

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Praise for A Pocketful of Crows: A modern fairytale novella from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author

  • Dark, quirky, occasionally grim, often hilarious and gloriously bold - Booktopia

  • A mixing of ancient myth with cracking modern story telling, alongside wonderful prose and pace - Falcata Times

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Joanne Harris

JOANNE HARRIS is an Anglo-French author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy.
In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.

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