The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

  • von Susanna Clarke
  • Sprecher: Simon Prebble, Davina Porter
  • 7 Std. 1 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time by embroidering terrible fates; endless paths in the deep, dark woods; and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes who must grapple with these problems include the Duke of Wellington; a conceited Regency clergyman; an 18th-century Jewish doctor; and Mary, Queen of Scots; as well as Jonathan Strange and the Raven King. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eeriness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of magic.



"All but one of the stories takes place in or around 1811, and Clarke uses the language, diction, and historical settings beautifully, just hinting at Jane Austen. Each character is elegantly drawn and comes to life....These stories are charming, engaging, and deceptively simple." ( Booklist)


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Ein bezauberndes Hörbuch

Ein absolut bezauberndes Hörbuch zum Hören und zum Träumen. Das verdankt es am meisten der Sprecherin Davina Porter, aber der Sprecher Mr. Pebble ist auch nicht schlecht. Die Geschichten sind wechselhaft, gut geschrieben.
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Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 12.10.2006
  • Verlag: Macmillan Audio