Read and exclusive extract from A POCKETFUL OF CROWS

We are thrilled to share an exclusive extract from Joanne M. Harris’ stunning fairy tale A Pocketful of Crows. A perfect autumn and Christmas read, A Pocketful of Crows combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella. A Pocketful of Crows is fully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins. 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…

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Gollancz to publish new Joanne M Harris!

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of A Pocketful of Crows, the first of two stunning novellas by award-winning and bestselling author Joanne M. Harris. Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz, acquired world rights (excluding Italy) from Peter Robinson of the Rogers, Coleridge & White Literary Agency. A Pocketful of Crows is a dark fable for adults, and a perfect read for the winter months. Beautifully written and illustrated,  it was inspired by the The Brown Girl ballad (number 295 in The Child Ballad – a collection of 305 traditional English and Scottish tales from the late 1800’s) and…

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THE GOSPEL OF LOKI (a reader’s guide): A Guest Post by Joanne M. Harris

We are thrilled to welcome Joanne M. Harris to the Gollancz Blog. To celebrate the paperback publication of The Gospel of Loki we asked Joanne for a reader’s guide to the world of Loki, the Norse gods and how Loki found himself playing such a pivotal role in Ragnarók.  Who is Loki? Loki is by far the most interesting and dynamic figure in the Norse pantheon. He’s also the most misunderstood. This is partly because the original Norse myths (passed down and enriched over centuries by a long and ancient oral tradition) have been almost entirely lost, existing now only as fragmentary…

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

  Check out what Team Gollancz are reading this weekend.. Jen – The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Simon – Things That Never Happen by M. John Harrison Darren – City of Bones by Michael Connelly Charlie – The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon Amy – The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris Gillian – Magicien by Raymond E. Feist Sophie – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Which book are you tackling from your to-read list?

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