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Lud-in-the-Mist

Narrated by: Eleanor Bron, Neil Gaiman
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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Lud-in-the-Mist - a prosperous country town situated where two rivers meet: the Dawl and the Dapple. The latter, which has its source in the land of Faerie, is a great trial to Lud, which had long rejected anything 'other', preferring to believe only in what is known, what is solid.   

Nathaniel Chanticleer is a somewhat dreamy, slightly melancholy man, not one for making waves, who is deliberately ignoring a vital part of his own past: a secret he refuses even to acknowledge. But with the disappearance of his own daughter and a long-overdue desire to protect his young son, he realises that something is changing in Lud - and something must be done.   

Lud-in-the-Mist is a true classic, an adult fairy tale exploring the need to embrace what we fear and to come to terms with 'the shadows' - those sweet and dark impulses that our public selves ignore or repress.

©2019 Hope Mirrlees (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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A real gem, don't miss it

I bought this on a whim, taking a chance and I am so glad I did. I haven't even finished it yet, but lt I just had to review it. The novel is nearly a hundred years old yet it holds it's own, as Tolkien. It is beautifully written and Neil Gaiman introduces the book and he is spot on. Another of my favourite books which I have listened to three times (and will do again) was his book ' the ocean at the end of the lane, and this book reminds me so much of that book. I hope this helps ND that you enjoy this as much as I did.

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A gift from mother to child

I am ashamed that I have not read this book until now. My motherland had a copy since her university days and only now have I been brave enough to give it a go. But in an odd way now was the right time. I am old enough to understand it and still feel its warmth and magic. It was also such a treat to hear it read by the familiar and comforting voice of Eleanor Bron. I first heard her reading ‘the little princess’ and so this audio book is like the perfect storm of the feelings that I had as a child.

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