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The Ladies of Grace Adieu
The Ladies of Grace Adieu: and Other Stories | Susanna Clarke
From the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the major BBC production. 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.
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DrexEdit
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Speaking of Susanna Clarke, here's Day seven - #7days7covers #covercrush

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day. I don't need to tag anybody else. Join in if you want to!

The book illustrator is Charles Vess. I'm sure the cover illustration is also his, but I couldn't find a cover designer credit anywhere.

Stamped case hardcover on the left, paperback on the right.

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Megara
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Mon/Tues are my weekends rn.

1. I have several cracked open, but I think I‘ll pick something different up tomorrow (or tonight).
2. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Suzanna Clarke.
3. Poppies and peonies.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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ApplesandSpindles
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I love the book but I have actually listened to the audio book when I am #audiocleaning several times. These are all short stories with fairies, but never in the way you expect. These are like a Jane Austen and Neil Gaiman collaboration.

ardismargrethe I have this one on standing on my shelf, so I will remember to read it 😅 but it's to many books I want to read 🙈 9mo
Clare-Dragonfly Why didn‘t I know about this?! 9mo
ApplesandSpindles @Clare-Dragonfly @ardismargrethe Same author as Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell if you like that book. First story takes place in that world and builds to a fun ending. Queen Mab is my favorite story in this book. 😊 9mo
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Neale
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Neale #indiebuddyread #indiebuddyreads It‘s a beautiful Saturday morning so I thought I would send you guys a pic of a beautiful book cover. It‘s cloth and tactile. :) 2y
Redwritinghood I have that edition of this book too. It‘s gorgeous. 2y
Neale It is indeed. Beautiful design. Sometimes the most simple designs are the most stunning.:) 2y
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ClairesReads @Neale @redwritinghood I‘ve got this edition too- it‘s so lovely! I wish she‘d write more! 2y
Neale I know. Jonathan Strange is one of my all time favs! :) 2y
Redheadrambles Oh that is lovely 😊 is this the part where I whisper I have never read her .... or rather I started and never finished 🤭 2y
Neale Ohhhh Trudie. I must admit that Jonathan Strange is a book that you love or hate. It‘s also enormous, but I love it. This book is a collection of short stories and one of them takes place in Strange‘s world. Similar to what David Mitchell did with Slade House. 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor
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Mehso-so

Overall I liked this collection of short tales about fae and magic set in the same literary universe as the authors grand doorstop of a book Strange and Norrell, but as with almost every short story collection, there were some absolute gems and a couple which just didn't drag me in.
Still a beautiful edition though

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Seshat
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Seshat
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This is a lovely book of stories set in the Strange and Norrell universe and it is a beautifully made book, physically, as well.

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JanJan
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I'm slightly obsessed with all this fairy business after finishing the BBC adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. However, I was like "Ms. Clarke, what about the ladies!!!!?" Then she was like, "umm they are in the other book." "Oh ok, I will read that one then." #SomethingForSept #ShortStories

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TheLostBennetSister
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Pickpick

A very entertaining story collection set in the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell with nods to Niel Gaiman and Charles Vess's Stardust. Jonathan Strange, the Duke of Wellington, and Mary Queen of Scots all make delightful cameos in this magical alternate history. A fantastic read!

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