Publication Date: 05/07/2018 ISBN: 9781473225565 Category:

Lud-In-The-Mist

Hope Mirrlees

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 05/07/2018 ISBN: 9781473225565 Category:
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A true classic – and the ‘single most beautiful…and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century’ Neil Gaiman

Lud-in-the-Mist is a prosperous country town situated where two rivers meet: the Dawl and the Dapple. The Dapple springs from the land of Faerie, and is a great trial to Lud, which rejects anything ‘other’, preferring to believe only in what is known, what is solid.

Nathaniel Chanticleer, a dreamy, melancholy man, is deliberately ignoring a vital part of his own past; a secret he refuses even to acknowledge. But with the disappearance of his daughter, and a long-overdue desire to protect his son, he realises Lud is changing – and something must be done.

Publisher Review

[involves] fundamental questions of how a society and its members understand their own history, and how they make sense of the conflicts embedded in social class and political power -- Mary Beard * TLS * What we have here is that rarest of creatures, the fantasy novel of ideas -- Michael Swanwick A Shakespearian tragi-comedy, a murder mystery and a multi-faceted allegory all in one; and a damn good story, too -- Mary Gentle The single most beautiful and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century -- Neil Gaiman

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