The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night: an enchanting collection of modern fairy tales
Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls.
'A gem of a book ... deeply moving' Stylist
'A darkly clever, beautifully written and deliciously twisted collection of modern fairy tales' Red
'Campbell writes beautifully' Grazia
' 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.
'What a book. It's so strange and magical and the writing is just beautiful. I loved it' Louise O'Neill
'Enchanting and illuminating' Carys Bray
'Like walking through a mirror' Rachel Joyce
'This book is full of character and magic, and I found myself mesmerised' Claire Fuller
'These stories are weaved together like silvery fishing nets. Like shimmering, jewel-bright worlds' Helen McClory
'Magical and sinister at the same time' Kirsty Logan
From the author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book .
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