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Too Many Magpies

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Can we believe in magic and spells? Can we put our faith in science?

A young mother married to a scientist fears for her children’s safety as the natural world around her becomes ever more uncertain. Until, that is, she meets a charismatic stranger who seems to offer a different kind of power… But is he a saviour or a frightening danger? And, as her life is overturned, what
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Salt Publishing (first published 2009)
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Elizabeth Baines has crafted a haunting novel that explores the colliding relationship we have with impassive scientific explanation and the irrational world of magic (or the belief in indomitable predestination and superstition). How does the modern world allow us to reconcile our paranoia and fear with some sense of control over our destiny?

This premise has informed English writing since the Romantic Movement, and The Rational versus The Imagination is now a timely theme for us to consider. Ho
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Novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her collection of stories BALANCING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, and her latest novel, TOO MANY MAGPIES, are published by Salt Publishing. In October 2010 Salt reissued her groundbreaking first novel, THE BIRTH MACHINE.

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'Moving and compelling' - Sarah Salway on Too Many Magpies

'Quite swept me off my feet' - Dovegreyreader on Bal
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