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Wild Spinning Girls

Wild Spinning Girls


By Carol Lovekin

Wild Spinning Girls is a haunting story of two young women living in the shadow of their lost and brilliant mothers. It’s a novel about female power - its secrets and its history, its contradictions and limits - and about the hidden connections that draw us together. The story is strung on a thread of lush imagery and a deep love of the natural world. Carol Lovekin’s writing is as powerful and delicate as Heather’s bone necklace, and as filled with faery magic as Ida’s red shoes. Cassandra Parkin

Fiction, Forthcoming Titles, Novels

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If it wasn’t haunted before she came to live there, after she died, Ty’r Cwmwl made room for her ghost. She brought magic with her.

And the house, having held its breath for years, knew it. Ida Llewellyn loses her job and her parents in the space of a few weeks and, thrown completely off course, she sets out for the Welsh house her father has left her. Ty’r Cwmwl is not at all welcoming despite the fact it looks inhabited, as if someone just left..

It is being cared for as a shrine by the daughter of the last tenant. Determined to scare off her old home’s new landlord, Heather Esyllt Morgan sides with the birds who terrify Ida and plots to evict her. The two girls battle with suspicion and fear before discovering that the secrets harboured by their thoughtless parents have grown rotten with time. Their broken hearts will only mend once they cast off the house and its history, and let go of the keepsakes that they treasure like childhood dreams.

 

From the author of Ghostbird and Snow Sisters:

"Charming, quirky, magical"
Joanne Harris

"This is a novel of magic, of potent spells, and of great beauty.
Lovekin's prose soars like the birds who see everything"
Louise Beech

"A many-layered collage of women's voices, shifting leaves and birdsong...
A small world beautifully drawn"
Su Bristow



Reviews


"I don't know which I loved more in Wild Spinning Girls - the glamourous, bewitching, flawed mothers or the perfectly balanced psychological dance they bequeath their very different daughters." Alis Hawkins



Foreword:
ISBN: 9781912905096
Language: English
Categories: Fiction, Forthcoming Titles, Novels
First Published by Honno: 20th February 2020




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