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The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury, 2006)

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories is collection of original short stories that, for the most part, make a wonderful read. One-part companion piece to Clarkes award winning Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and one part wholly original fiction, the tales in this collection are focused on a classic 18th and 19th Century model of fairies. I found this book refreshing and new, while still managing to capture the authentic feel of fairy stories with all their dark and sinister subplots. Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing)

This award winning best-seller breaks the mold of modern fantasy. It is a mock history of an alternate Georgian England where magic exists, and indeed re-emerges through the course of the tale. It is a brilliantly told tale that perfectly mimics the stylistic nature of the histories of that period and incorporates a magic system that also matches Georgian concepts of faeries and the supernatural. Continue reading

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