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A brilliant new collection of short stories from Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and Peaches for Monsieur le Cure.

Stories are like Russian dolls; open them up, and in each one you’ll find another story.

Come to the house where it is Christmas all year round; meet the ghost who lives on a Twitter timeline; be spooked by a newborn baby created with sugar, spice and lashings of cake.

Conjured from a wickedly imaginative pen, here is a new collection of short stories that showcases Joanne Harris’s exceptional talent as a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns. Sensuous, mischievous, uproarious and wry, here are tales that combine the everyday with the unexpected; wild fantasy with bittersweet reality.

Reviews

An excellent mix of stories - some dark and mysterious, others heart-warming and thought-provoking.

Good Housekeeping (Reader Recommended)

Strongly plotted and written in registers that are variously comical, sad and surreal...Best of all is 'Cookie', where delicious gluttony - Harris's forte - gathers a sharp note of menace.

Independent

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552778794

    March 3, 2014

    Black Swan

    288 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781448126897

    November 8, 2012

    Transworld Digital

    288 pages

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