OUT IN PAPERBACK IN JULY

FROM JEN CAMPBELL

AUTHOR OF

WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS

AND

THE BOOKSHOP BOOK

Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

 

 

‘THE PERFECT AUTUMNAL READ TO CURL UP WITH’ 

Stylist

‘HAUNTING…CAMPBELL WRITES BEAUTIFULLY’

Grazia

‘THESE MODERN FAIRY STORIES ARE FULL OF WONDER; BRILLIANTLY IMAGINATIVE, WITH DARK, UNSETTLING UNDERCURRENTS’

Psychologies

‘A DARKLY CLEVER, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND DELICIOUSLY TWISTED COLLECTION OF MODERN FAIRY TALES’

Red Magazine

‘COMPARISONS COULD BE MADE TO ANGELA CARTER, BUT CAMPBELL’S STORIES HAVE A QUALITY COMPLETELY THEIR OWN; HAUNTING IN THEIR IMAGERY AND POWERFUL IN THEIR BREVITY.’ 

Wales Arts Review

‘ENCHANTING AND ILLUMINATING’ 

Carys Bray,  author of A Song For Issy Bradley

‘FULL OF CHARACTER AND MAGIC’ 

Claire Fuller,  author of Our Endless Numbered Days

‘THESE STORIES ARE WEAVED TOGETHER LIKE SILVERY FISHING NETS. LIKE SHIMMERING, JEWEL-BRIGHT WORLDS’ 

Helen McClory

‘INTERWOVEN WITH MYTH AND FAIRY TALE, THESE STORIES ARE SURPRISING, DELIGHTFUL, AND BY TURNS DANGEROUS AND JOYFUL’

 Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

‘I WAS HOOKED FROM THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THE FIRST STORY … A GENUINE PLEASURE TO READ’

Louise O’Neill

 

These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.
That’s why I bought her heart online.’
 
Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.

A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.

A boy is worried his sister has two souls.

A couple are rewriting the history of the world.

And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.

‘I’m fascinated by storytelling, and particularly fairy tales. How humans have always tried to explain things that they can’t possibly understand with, sometimes outrageous, stories’ 

 

Read one of the stories from the collection, ‘Bright White Hearts’, here: http://bookanista.com/bright-white-hearts/ 

 

JEN CAMPBELL is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her debut short story collection, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night, is published by Two Roads and her children’s picture book series about a book-loving dragon called Franklin is published by Thames & Hudson. She is also the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book. She received an Eric Gregory Award, was awarded the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, and her poetry collection The Girl Aquarium is forthcoming from Bloodaxe.

She talks about books at youtube.com/jenvcampbell.

 

jen-campbell.co.uk

youtube.com/user/jenvcampbell

 

 

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