A Pocketful of Crows

Coming on October 19th, 2017…

“I am as brown as brown can be,

And my eyes as black as sloe;

I am as brisk as brisk can be,

And wild as forest doe.”

(The Child Ballads, 295)

 

Written in three frenzied weeks following a visit to Skye, A POCKETFUL OF CROWS is a short novel, loosely inspired by the Child Ballad, no. 295, THE BROWN GIRL. Originally written in short form as part of a live Twitter #Storytime, it’s a  dark and magical story of love, jealousy and revenge, in which a nameless Faërie girl defies her people and follows her heart after falling in love with a human…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almanacs, bought from an antiquarian on Skye, from which I drew inspiration for this book; and the old school desk at which I wrote it…

Bonnie Hawkins, and the art of CROWS here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More about the Child Ballads here…

Did you know the Storytime Band have a #storysong that goes with the book? Here‘s the lyric…