'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button.
That's why I bought her heart online.'
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.
From the author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series and The Bookshop Book.
About the Author
Jen Campbell grew up in the northeast of England, and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She is a published poet and short-story writer. She lives in north London where she works at Ripping Yarns bookshop.
Enchanting and whimsical, curiously beautiful and illuminating - Carys Bray, bestselling author of A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEYThis book is full of character and magic, and I found myself mesmerised - Claire Fuller, bestselling author of OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYSThese stories are weaved together like silvery fishing nets. Like shimmering, jewel- bright worlds - Helen McClory
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 2nd November 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1