The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories

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`Man Donaghy crept silently around the back of the farmhouse and over the field to the faerie thorn. The thorn was shimmering as he knelt before it. Whispering directly to the roots of the tree, Man Donaghy said, "I want you to take Wife Donaghy."'

Jane Talbot's seven bewitching tales will draw you into a world of fairy tales and magick, a world of devilish debts, trysts and trades, of broken bargains and unjust trials, of quick-wittedness, of hoodwinking, of revenge. A dark, tender, dazzling collection that will make you remember why you love stories.

The stories in this collection follow many conventions associated with traditional, oral storytelling. For this reason, as well as enjoying the stories in the privacy of your own head, you might also find that they're even better when read aloud and shared with others.

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Jane Talbot was born in Wiltshire, England, and has lived in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, since 2011. She studied at Manchester University and Warwick University, and has worked as a teacher of Modern Languages, a community development practitioner, and a training and coaching specialist. She is a champion of the oral storytelling tradition and a fan of both faerie tales and medieval literature. The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories is her first book.

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'Not a children's book of fairy stories but for adults and in the true tradition there's love and hate, gentleness and brutality and a language to gladden your soul ... The Faerie Thorn and other stories is [Jane Talbot's] first book and it's a cracker. -- Ann Hailes * The Irish News * "A bewitching set of faery tales for adults. Intriguing, intelligent, and highly readable." -- Sue Leonard * Irish Examiner Weekend * `This is fiction that leads you on an adventure, is told in a unique voice fitting to the genre it represents, and which always manages to surprise.' -- Claire Savage * The Incubator Journal * `With a quick wit and inventive language that recalls the kennings of ancient tales, Jane Talbot creates a world where all is not as it seems. The story of The Merrow of Murlough Bay broke my heart but leaves me with a determination to visit the real Murlough Bay. A tour de force.' -- anet Dowling, storyteller and author of Surrey Folk Tales. 'A collection that delights with its sparkling style and rich imagination.' -- Eilis Ni Dhuibhne 'A delight to read ... brimming with a feral, elemental magick.' -- Mia Gallagher, author of Hellfire. 'There are tales here of gentleness and brutality, of trapped souls and willing, captive hearts; stories so grisly and "feary-grim" they'll cold-curdle your blood; stories so full of unbridled beneficence they will "warm-hold" and gentle your heart. Highly recommended.' -- Bernie McGill, author of The Butterfly Cabinet.

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