A Pocketful of Crows

A perfect autumn and Christmas read, this combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella.

“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.

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.Inspired by the The Brown Girl ballad A Pocketful of Crows is a fairy tale of love, magic, betrayal and revenge woven from traditional folklore.

Originally written in short form as part of a live Twitter #Storytime, it’s a dark and magical story in which a nameless Faërie girl defies her people and follows her heart after falling in love with a human…

Author: Harris, Joanne
Publisher: Orion
Publisher Link: www.orionbooks.co.uk