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The Ladies Of Grace Adieu

The Ladies Of Grace Adieu - Susanna Clarke, Simon Prebble, Davina Porter Of the eight stories in this book I enjoyed the following:

- The Ladies of Grace Adieu
- The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse
- Mr Simonelli, or the Fairy Widower
- Tom Brightwind, or How the Fairy Bridge was Built at Thoresby
- John Uskglass and the Cumbrian Charcoal Burner

I listened to the audio version, and besides the first story, all of the above were performed by Simon Prebble, who I found to be a much better narrator (I admit to being biased, having listened to nearly 40 hours of him reading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell). The other reason I like the Duke, Tom Brightwind and John Uskglass stories is that they capture the faerie absurdism that I enjoyed from Strange & Norrell. Susanna Clarke's imagination shines in these tales.

The other stories were a bit of a slog (the narrator didn't help), but I rate on the side of positivity giving this 4 stars.