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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night: an enchanting collection of modern fairy tales
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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night: an enchanting collection of modern fairy tales (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls



'A gem of a book ... deeply moving' Stylist

'A darkly clever, beautifully written and deliciously twisted collection of modern fairy tales' Red

'Campbell writes beautifully' Grazia

'What a book. It's so strange and magical and the writing is just beautiful. I loved it' Louise O'Neill

'Enchanting and illuminating' Carys Bray, author of A Song For Issy Bradley

'Like walking through a mirror' Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

'This book is full of character and magic, and I found myself mesmerised' Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days

'These stories are weaved together like silvery fishing nets. Like shimmering, jewel-bright worlds' Helen McClory



'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.

That's why I bought her heart online.'



Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.

A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.

A boy is worried his sister has two souls.

A couple are rewriting the history of the world.

And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.



The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.



'I'm fascinated by storytelling, and particularly fairy tales. How humans have always tried to explain things that they can't possibly understand with, sometimes outrageous, stories' Jen Campbell



From the author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionMyth & legend told as fictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort storiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legends Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 10/07/2018 ISBN-13: 9781473653559  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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JEN CAMPBELL is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her debut short story collection, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, is published by Two Roads and her children's picture book series about a book-loving dragon called Franklin is published by Thames & Hudson. She is also the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book. She received an Eric Gregory Award, was awarded the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, and her poetry collection The Girl Aquarium is forthcoming from Bloodaxe.

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