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.
This is a stunning and original modern fairytale.
Written and Read by Joanne M Harris
(p) 2017 Orion Publishing Group
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
A cozy flight of fancy to curl up with on a chilly night
The perfect novel to curl up with on a cold autumn night . . . It is a fierce, intelligent interpretation of a folk ballad
An utter delight
The Book Bag
I absolutely loved it . . . This lyrical read is a fairytale about life, love and ultimately revenge