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Kate Forsyth Kim Wilkins
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The Silver Well (Collection)

Kate Forsyth Kim Wilkins


Fantasy » Short Stories Fantasy;
Fantasy » Europe;
Fantasy » Epic Fantasy;
Fantasy » Fairy Tale;
Fantasy » Mythological Creatures, People & Places;
Award Winners » Aurealis Award


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Best-selling legends of Australian fantasy Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins have teamed up in this incredible collection of stories, all original and never-before published. With an introduction by Lisa L. Hannett and illustrations by Kathleen Jennings. 

The Silver Well is a stunning collection of short stories centred around an old well in the English town of Cerne Abbas, Dorset. Seven stories in seven periods, all touched by the magical power of wish and folklore, love and belief. These stories are beautifully intertwined and lyrically crafted.

By:   Kate Forsyth, Kim Wilkins
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   399g
ISBN:   9781925212525
ISBN 10:   1925212521
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

In this transcendent collaborative collection, Forsyth (The Beast's Garden) and Wilkins (Sisters of the Fire) touch the heart and speak to the soul, weaving tales rich with magic, love, and loss. The collection of seven stories--all connected by a small place in England, Cerne Abbas, home of the titular well--begins in the present and winds backward through history; the well, which has a reputation for granting wishes, plays a pivotal role in each character's story. Two souls find love unexpectedly in The End of Everything, and the high cost of love's spite is revealed in The True Confession of Obedience-to-God Ashe. Religion and war both play prominent roles, with abundant historical and folkloric references adding further depth. Perhaps the most striking offering to the well can be found in The Blessing, which takes place at the height of World War II. The septet is followed by an epilogue that very neatly brings everything full circle. All the stories are vivid, with a full range of emotions and intricacies meant to enrapture and engross. This is a splendid achievement. -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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