AuthorNeil Gaiman, Holly Black, Garth Nix
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Publication date4th October 2012
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Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
A sizzling collection of witch tales from some of the best writers from around the world, this anthology looks at all kinds of witches – cruel, kind, funny, dour – and the paraphernalia of their profession. What all trusting readers will learn from this anthology is that you can never be quite sure where the next witch will come from or what they will be like! This anthology will delight and surprise while also preparing all to be on their guard.
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SynopsisUnder My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Garth Nix
A Stellar cast of acclaimed fantasy writers weave spellbinding tales that bring the world of witches to life. Boasting over 70 awards between them, including a Newbury Medal, five Hugo Awards and a Carnegie medal, authors including Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and Holly Black delve into the realm of magic to explore all things witchy.
ReviewsKirkus Reviews, July 1, 2012:
Eighteen short tales about witches by some of the wickedest names in fantasy make for a rich anthology. . . . The writers are simply stellar: Ellen Kushner, Frances Hardinge, Charles de Lint, Tanith Lee, Ellen Klages and Holly Black, among others. Neil Gaiman's contribution is a witchy, weird poem. Garth Nix's A Handful of Ashes features a library and librarian. Delia Sherman's The Witch in the Woods is beautiful and romantic, with deer and bear shape-shifters and no small darkness. Jim Butcher has a Harry Dresden story ( B is for Bigfoot ), and it's terrific. Jane Yolen makes Hans Christian Andersen'slife a tale itself, and Patricia McKillip's Which Witch makes loud music and crow magic elegantly. The best, however, may be Peter S. Beagle's Great-Grandmother in the Cellar (yes, she is, and she goes back there, too, but not the way she came, in this Sleeping Beauty variant). Readers will find much to enjoy. . . .
About The Author
Editor Jonathan Strahan lives in Perth, Western Australia. He is an editor, anthologist and book reviewer. Authors contributing to UNDER MY HAT come from all over the world - including the UK, US, Australia and Canada.
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