by Jane Talbot - £9.99 Blackstaff Press Ltd (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780856409554 | ISBN 10: 0856409553
These aren’t the fairy tales you remember… but they’re ones you won’t forget.
‘Man Donaghy crept silently around the back of the farmhouse and over the field to the faerie thorn. The thorn was shimmering as he knelt before it. Whispering directly to the roots of the tree, Man Donaghy said, “I want you to take Wife Donaghy.”’
Jane Talbot’s seven bewitching tales will draw you into a world of fairy tales and magick, a world of devilish debts, trysts and trades, of broken bargains and unjust trials, of quick-wittedness, of hoodwinking, of revenge.
The Faerie Thorn and other stories is a dark, tender, dazzling collection that will make you remember why you love stories.
(Price & availability last checked: November 2015)
In booklists: Mythology, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Legends, Fiction - Irish Writers (and novels set in Ireland), Writers by Surname - T, Short Story Collections and Novellas, In categories: Spirituality, Fiction, Poetry & Writing, Ireland, Scotland & Wales,