A new review of the anthology Winter Tales from lovely Joanne Hall. Thank you!

Joanne Hall


PB, 234 pages, Fox Spirit


HWinter-Tales-coverFINAL-for-WEBuddle down by the fire, for the nights are drawing in, and the clawed hand of winter is closing tightly on the land…

(Ironically, I started reading this just as we got our first actually hot days of spring in this part of the world. But not to worry, because now it’s howling a gale and lashing down with rain outside, and what passes for summer in England is as close to winter as makes no difference. But I digress.)

In the eons before Skyplussing and Playstation, people would while away the long winter nights telling stories around the fire. Tales to warm the blood with excitement, or chill the heart at the thought of the terrors that may be lurking in the wild, cold darkness just outside the door.

In Winter Tales Margret Helgadottir (The…

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