Jigs & Reels
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Jigs & Reels

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Take your partners, please. Suburban witches, defiant old ladies, ageing monsters, suicidal Lottery winners, wolf men, dolphin women and middle-aged manufacturers of erotic leatherwear: in Joanne Harris' first collection of short stories the miraculous goes hand-in-hand with the mundane, the sour with the sweet, and the beautiful, the grotesque, the seductive and the disturbing are never more than one step away. This is an eclectic selection of tales for our times that shows a side to Joanne Harris you have never seen before. So go on, be tempted. After all, it's only dancing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552771791
  • 9780552771795
  • 219,860

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"Witty, moving and thought-provoking, Jigs & Reels is a treat" Time Out "Tantalising and suggestive, and leaves us wanting more" The Sunday Times "She revels in the blackly comic, with twisted tales that will pleasantly surprise fans while attracting a whole new audience" Glamour "Evocative, mystical and funny - perfect for curling up on the sofa with" Company "A stunning compilation... A magical experience from beginning to end" -- Rula Lenskashow more

About Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is one of our best-loved and most versatile novelists. She first appeared on the scene with the bestselling Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), which turned into the sensuous Lansquenet trilogy (with Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Cure). She has since written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and now Different Class). Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass in a band first formed when she was sixteen, works in a shed in her garden, spends far too much time online and occasionally dreams of faking her own death and going to live in Hawaii.show more

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"A stunning compilation... A magical experience from beginning to end"show more

Rating details

2,310 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 18% (407)
4 31% (719)
3 36% (834)
2 12% (281)
1 3% (69)
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