By Hope Mirrlees (Author)

Series Herald Classics


Pub Date 1/7/2025

ISBN 9781454957423

Format Paperback


Living next to the magical land of Faerie is complicated, as the inhabitants of Lud-in-the-Mist know all too well. As a result, Lud-in-the-Mist is an extremely practical and prosaic country, where any mention of Faerie, the fae, or fairy-fruit is taboo. But when it appears someone has begun smuggling fairy-fruit into Lud-in-the-Mist—resulting in bewitched children disappearing into Faerie—Lud-in-the-Mist’s mayor, the respectable Nathaniel Chanticleer, sets off on a mission to rescue his home and his children.

This is a forgotten classic that is perfect for readers of Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi and Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Hope Mirrlees (1887–1978) was a British modernist and member of the famed Bloomsbury Group. Described by Virginia Woolf as “capricious, exacting, exquisite, very learned, and beautifully dressed,” Mirrlees was friends with T. S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein, and was the partner of well-regarded classicist Jane Ellen Harrison. Mirrlees published only three novels in her lifetime, the most famous of which is the increasingly influential Lud-in-the-Mist

Title Details

Pages 304 pages

Trim 5.37 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories US Only

Category Classics

Carton Quantity 32