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A Pocketful of Crows

A modern fairytale novella from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author
  • Author
    • Joanne Harris
Regular price £16.99
Regular price Sale price £16.99
  • Published: Oct 19 2017
  • Pages: 240
  • 204 x 136mm
  • ISBN: 9781473222182
I am as brown as brown can be,
And my eyes as black as sloe;
I am as brisk as brisk can be,
And wild as forest doe.
(The Child Ballads, 295)

So begins a beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge. Following the seasons, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl.

Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.
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Press Reviews

  • NeverImitate
    I loved this story . . . It offers a reminder that however much man tries to insulate himself with his beliefs and inventions, he remains reliant on and at the mercy of the forces of nature
  • Publishers Weekly
    A cozy flight of fancy to curl up with on a chilly night
  • Book Murmuration
    The perfect novel to curl up with on a cold autumn night . . . It is a fierce, intelligent interpretation of a folk ballad
  • The Book Bag
    An utter delight
  • Where There's Ink There's Paper
    I absolutely loved it . . . This lyrical read is a fairytale about life, love and ultimately revenge
  • Aurora Sights
    It was magical and utterly captured me