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The Story Collector treads the intriguing line between the everyday and the otherworldly, the seen and the unseen. With a taste for the magical in everyday life, Evie Gaughan’s latest novel is full of ordinary characters with extraordinary tales to tell.
4.2 rating based on 233 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: Urbane Publications
"Evie Gaughan has skillfully created a magical, original novel. Beautifully written and steeped in folklore - this suspenseful story is told with warmth, wit and charm." Niamh Boyce (The Herbalist)
When Harold Krauss, an Oxford scholar, arrives in the small village of Thornwood, he finds a land full of myth, folklore and superstition. He hires a local farm girl, Anna, to help him collect stories and first-hand accounts from the locals who believe in the fairy faith. However, their discoveries will set off a chain of events that will see him accused of another man's murder murder.
One hundred years later, Sarah Harper finds Anna's diary and unearths Thornwood's dark secrets, that both enchant and unnerve.Treading a line between the everyday and the otherworldly, the seen and the unseen, The Story Collector is a magical tale with unforgettable characters.
A beautiful and mysterious tale from the author of The Heirloom and The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris.
"The writing is bright and fluid with the warmth and charm of a fairy tale." THE IRISH TIMES
"The kind of book to lose yourself in" NUDGE BOOKS MAGAZINE
"An intriguing novel" HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY