The Ladies of Grace Adieu

A show of hands, if you please. Who really liked Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell?

My hand wouldn't be up in that tally. I didn't have any intense ties to the characters, though did think it was quite interesting (if much too long). Well, if you thought it was long, too, just wait until you hear this... Susanna Clarke has published a new book (The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories) and it appears that the stories seem to come from cut pieces of the original novel.

That's right. It was supposed to be longer.

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