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.
Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.
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
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I absolutely loved it . . . This lyrical read is a fairytale about life, love and ultimately revenge