The Ladies Of Grace Adieu And Other Stories by Susanna ClarkeThe Ladies Of Grace Adieu And Other Stories by Susanna Clarke

The Ladies Of Grace Adieu And Other Stories

bySusanna Clarke

Paperback | October 16, 2007

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A gorgeous book of stories from the world of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and illustrated by Charles Vess

Faerie is never as far away as you think. Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King.

Susanna Clarke was born in Nottingham in 1959, the eldest daughter of a Methodist Minister. A nomadic childhood was spent in towns in Northern England and Scotland. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has worked in various areas of non-fiction publishing, including Gordon Fraser and Quarto. In 1990 she left London and w...
Title:The Ladies Of Grace Adieu And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 7.8 × 5.12 × 0.65 inPublished:October 16, 2007Publisher:Bloomsbury Press AgencyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0747592403

ISBN - 13:9780747592402


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Stories Anyone who is a fan of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell should enjoy this collection of short stories. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke, Charles Vess How rare it is to find a book which is exactly what its author meant it to be. There are no missteps here, everything is deliberate, and much of it masterful. It is not surprising that, when he first read one of Clarke's short stories,
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A short story collection is always a gamble, especially one with such discrepancies in style between the stories. But the stories in The Ladies of Grace Adieu are much more hit than miss. I think these short fairy tales could easily be appreciated by readers who haven't read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, but if you've read that book, the Ladies of Grace Adieu really enriches the world that the original novel takes place in. I personally enjoyed this book immensely and would definitely recommend it. Personally, my favourite story is Mr Simonelli or the Fairy Widower, which I feel shows off the wit and humour of the writer best. If you enjoy a good fairy tale, this book is for you.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Why all the fuss? I didn't read her first book. (The Jonathan Strange title). I read the second one because the first one created so much fuss I thought I would just see what the idea was. Although it is occasionally amusing, this collection of short stories doesn't really go anywhere, and though the style of prose is quite vibrant, the stories themselves are not. The stories are strange, and not in a fun, quirky kind of way but rather an odd, disjointed kind of way. I really can't say that I enjoyed it all that much. Disappointing.
Date published: 2008-01-13