A Pocketful of Crows

A Pocketful of Crows : A modern fairytale novella from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 136 x 204 x 22mm | 310g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473222184
  • 9781473222182
  • 69,653

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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 * NeverImitate * A cozy flight of fancy to curl up with on a chilly night * Publishers Weekly * The perfect novel to curl up with on a cold autumn night . . . It is a fierce, intelligent interpretation of a folk ballad * Book Murmuration * An utter delight * The Book Bag * I absolutely loved it . . . This lyrical read is a fairytale about life, love and ultimately revenge * Where There's Ink There's Paper * It was magical and utterly captured me * Aurora Sights *
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About Joanne M Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted CHOCOLAT (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and many other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.

Find out more at www.joanne-harris.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @Joannechocolat
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Rating details

2,373 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 28% (662)
4 38% (907)
3 26% (617)
2 6% (142)
1 2% (45)
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