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This is an auction for THE DJINN IN THE NIGHTINGALE'S EYE: FIVE FAIRY STORIES by A S Byatt.

“In Byatt's collection of five previously published fairy stories each story is refreshingly different, eloquently detailing the story's setting, and each contains developed characters and dialogue that make them truly enjoyable. The last and title story is the length of a small novella and is itself a collection of stories within a story. Readers who can keep up will have a fascinating adventure wandering from story to story as a modern middle-aged woman is granted three wishes by a highly personal and experienced genie. More than a play on words, this piece is a play on storytelling. Byatt has redesigned the fairy tale, breathing new life into old themes, and has done it with talent to spare.”
Library Journal (US)

Amazon.com review:

“Distinguished British author and Booker Prize-winner A.S. Byatt creates fairy tales for adults, each a blend of the magical and the modern, and readers of Angels & Insects and Possession will recognize the role of Victorian fairy tales in her fiction. This handsome little book includes reproductions of woodcuts that evoke our childhood wonder for dragons and princesses, glass coffins and netherworldly things.”

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1995.

277 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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