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Publisher Description

"Vivid and amusing...Magically funny."-Ursula K. LeGuin, Los Angeles Times

An enchanting collection of stories, set in the same world, from the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

Following the international bestseller Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection of stories 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 two characters from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell; Strange himself and the Raven King.

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
December 6
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Customer Reviews

Wingedman1 ,

Very bad formatting

The book itself is quite wonderful, but somewhat requires prior reading of her first book, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell to fully appreciate its qualities. Heartily recommended for fans of Susanna Clarke and for Alternate History fans alike.

The formatting of this ebook itself, however, is atrocious. Italics, spacing, paragraphs and line breaks are inconsistent and jarring to the reader. Scene changes are not given proper double spacing. Do not recommend this version from iBooks.

Statjay ,

Apple should be ashamed

To permit as badly formatted and error filled text as this. I should have read Wingedman's review. Makes it almost impossible to read, especially the stories written in imitation of Restoration English.

Another Aaron ,

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

The book itself is wonderful, unfortunately the ebook version is so full of errors to make it almost unreadable—missing pages, missing line breaks, etc. I think I want my money back for one of the first times in my life. Get the paper copy.

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