By Charles de Lint
When people musician Janey Little unearths a mysterious manuscript in an previous trunk in her grandfather's cottage, she is swept right into a risky realm either unusual and typical. yet real magic lurks in the pages of The Little Country, drawing actual risk from around the oceans into Janey's lifestyles, impelling her--armed in simple terms together with her music--toward a terrifying confrontation.
Come stroll the mist-draped hills of Cornwall, come stroll the traditional status stones. hearken to the fiddles, and the wind, and the ocean. Come step with Janey Little into the pages of...The Little Country.
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