The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

Posted by on Saturday, December 6th, 2008

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke

I was so taken by Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell that I knew I'd read whatever Clarke I could find.  I always worry when I like a book that much that I'll judge the rest of the author's work too harshly.  Thankfully Clarke's wit, creativity, and talent shine through in her short stories as well as her magnum opus. 

In these stories, Clarke focuses on stories about women who practice magic.  We get hints of such magicians in her earlier novel, but she has the space in these stories to really flesh out women practicing magic in her alternate Britain.  A few of the stories shine more brightly than the rest, but I enjoyed them all.  I'm likely to read these again, and am particularly interested in hearing them in audiobook format.

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  1. minnieon 09 Dec 2008 at 12:03 am 1

    i loved jonathan strange, too, so when i saw this book title in your blog, i went to my library website, and found it on audiobook. it’s in my queue!

    thanksa ton

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