THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
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.
Two Roads will publish in hardback and e-book 2nd November 2017
Waterstones | Book Depository (free international shipping) | Foyles
Hive | Blackwells | Amazon (UK) | Wordery
“Enchanting and illuminating.” - Carys Bray
“I found myself mesmerised.” - Claire Fuller
“Surprising, delightful, by turns dangerous and joyful, like walking through a mirror and discovering a world
that you both recognise and have never seen before.” - Rachel Joyce
“I was hooked from the first sentence. So strange and magical,
and the writing is just beautiful. A genuine pleasure to read.” - Louise O’Neill
“Intimate, fantastical and true. Like all great fairy tales,
these stories have whole worlds in single sentences.” - Kiran Millwood Hargrave
"Magical, dark and dreamy. The best short story collection I've read this year." - Kirsty Logan
watch Jen's announcement video here
if you'd like to hear her read the first few pages of the book click here.
For more information please contact Alice Herbert. email@example.com