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The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
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Apr 27, 11

bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, magic, napoleonic-era
Read from April 12 to 27, 2011

this author is brilliant for writing the most whimsical, creative and magical stories using the dense language of the staid, stuffy, reserved, class-laden 18th century british. the oddness of this combination made me laugh out loud more than once. i wanted this collection to be as good as 'jonathan strange' but was disappointed, mainly because it wasn't long enough. of the eight stories, a few are exquisite. but a couple are just bleh. hopefully ms clarke was just clearing out the shelf and is hard at work on her next masterpiece.
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