A Cat, a Hat, and a Piece of String

by Joanne Harris

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A Cat, a Hat, and a Piece of String Synopsis

Stories are like Russian dolls; open them up, and in each one you'll find another story. Come to the house where it is Christmas all year round; meet the ghost who lives on a Twitter timeline; be spooked by a newborn baby created with sugar, spice and lashings of cake. Conjured from a wickedly imaginative pen, here is a new collection of short stories that showcases Joanne Harris' exceptional talent as a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns. Sensuous, mischievous, uproarious and wry, here are tales that combine the everyday with the unexpected; wild fantasy with bittersweet reality.

A Cat, a Hat, and a Piece of String Press Reviews

'A vibrant tombola of stories...each a commute-friendly 20-or-so pages long.' - Time Out

 

'Harris inhabits a world where fantasy and reality collide in a most inventive way to produce a series of delightful, bittersweet yarns.' - Bella

 

'Harris is an intriguing writer, so this is worth a punt, if only to savour the seasonal horror of the story about a house where it's Christmas all year round.' - The Lady

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ISBN: 9780552778794
Publication date: 16/01/2014
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552778794
Publication date: 16th January 2014
Author: Joanne Harris
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris was our Guest Editor in June 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Jigs & Reels, and, with Fran Warde, The French Kitchen: A Cookbook. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and daughter. Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on JOANNE HARRIS I have thoroughly enjoyed all Joanne Harris’s books but Gentlemen and Players I quite simply adored. I loved the character Roy Straightley, ...

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