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A Pocketful of Crows
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Joanne M. Harris
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A Pocketful of Crows

Joanne M. Harris



Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Myth & legend told as fiction


240 pages

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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.

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.

Beautifully illustrated by (TBC), this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.

By:   Joanne M. Harris
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   310g
ISBN:   9781473222182
ISBN 10:   1473222184
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted CHOCOLAT (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and many other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.Find out more at or follow her on Twitter @Joannechocolat

This is a beautiful package with lovely illustrations. This book is sure to please readers who love fables and folktales, as well as magic and fantasy. It also would be a great companion piece to early colonial American lit as I found myself thinking of THE CRUCIBLE and other works about the American wilds and the magic that once lived here. --Jamie Southern, Bookseller, a cozy flight of fancy to curl up with on a chilly night --Publishers Weekly

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