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By Susanna Clarke, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596913837
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - October 2nd, 2007

This story collection is not only utterly charming but also a rare and refreshing outbreak of old fashioned fantasy storytelling, complete with a winsome high Victorian tone. Never does Clarke allow herself to indulge in modern anachronisms of theme and "social conscience" that mar so many contemporary fantasies and that suspect new genre, the revisionist fairy tale.