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The Beginning Of The World In The Middle Of The Night

Children •
The Beginning Of The World In The Middle Of The Night
Publication date :
July 2018
  • Hodder & Stoughton (World All Languages)

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

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