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.
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'Quietly excellent. A gem of a book.' - Stylist
'Jen Campbell's intensely imaginative stories can only be described as beautiful and bizarre.
This collection is filled with fantastical elements that give it a dangerous and charming flavour.' - Bustle
“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
For more information, please contact Alice Herbert at Two Roads. email@example.com