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Summary

I am as brown as brown can be,
And my eyes as black as sloe;
I am as brisk as brisk can be,
And wild as forest doe.

(The Child Ballads, 295)

So begins a beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge. Following the seasons, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion, and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl.

Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.

This is a stunning and original modern fairy tale.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Joanne M Harris (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Beautiful

Perfectly knowledgeable, full history, intrigue, passion, innocence! A truly unique and special book. Blessed be

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fantastic

i loved this book , it did what a good book should do , takes u into another world. Thank u x BB

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Lyrically narrated

An other worldly fairy tale. Very well narrated by Joanne Harris.

Well worth a read or listen.

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Unforgettable

Very enjoyable and a memorable tale a story that finds you. A nice touch that it is read by Joanne.

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Magical, beautiful, wild

I sincerely enjoyed this; another magical, majestic and poingnient tale from Joanne Harris. I want to run with the wolves and fly with the owls.

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Great story

Reading could have been a little more magical witchy or earthy ....voice sounds a bit radio 4 playish !
But I still loved it and love all her books and have read them all except this one .Thank you x

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Heard in one sitting!

I couldn’t stop listening, it holds wisdom, mystery and magic all wrapped up in Joanne Harris’s glorious prose. Loved it. 🦅

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Lovely surprise

I picked this for a car journey but soon realised it needed more focus. Just finished and I will return to it I’m sure and read it again.
The final passage, I looked out and thought fondly of my hawthorns as the birds swept to and fro across the April field. It’s almost May I thought.

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Intense fairy tale. Totally transported.

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This is not something I'd usually listen to but as I love this author, tried it, and I am so pleased for the escapism.

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Beautifully Written

This is a richly layered fairytale that walks you through seasons and superstitions, leaving you a wild thing with twigs in your hair and berry-stained fingers.

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