Review: The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Suzanna Clarke

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Publication: October 26th 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 235 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fantasy, Short Stories, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fairy Tales
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

I became interested in this book after finding this cute shirt on etsy by the talented Bunnydee. I didn’t know who The Ladies of Grace Adieu were but with all the neat witchy and magical products and illustrations Bunnydee posts on her Etsy and Instagram, then it must be something I’d be interested in.

The world of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one I’m interested in, and the one presented in this book is right up my alley. I love reading about powerful and magical women, I love reading about fairy tales, but that being said I feel like I needed to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell first so that I knew what world I was entering. I was confused a number of times throughout the book because while I knew it was fantasy I didn’t realize it was an alternate time frame. I think I’d like to reread this once I’ve read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell though.

Since this is a short story collection, I’ll give a mini-review of each story before posting my overall thoughts of the collection. Continue reading