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Half Sick of Shadows
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Half Sick of Shadows, a historical fantasy
A retelling – and metamorphosis – of Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott. See for more details of the story.
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Published May 2017 and available in paperback and Kindle editions (general epub to follow).
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About the book
A retelling – and metamorphosis – of Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott

In ancient Britain, a Lady is living in a stone-walled house on an island in the middle of a river. So far as the people know, she has always been there. They sense her power, they hear her singing, but they never meet her.
At first her life is idyllic. She wakes, she watches, she wanders in her garden, she weaves a complex web of what she sees, and she sleeps again. But as she grows, this pattern becomes narrow and frustrating. She longs to meet those who cherish her, but she cannot. The scenes beyond the walls of her home are different every time she wakes, and everyone she encounters is lost, swallowed up by the past.
But when she finds the courage to break the cycle, there is no going back. Can she bear the cost of finding freedom? And what will her people do, when they finally come face to face with a lady of legend who is not at all what they have imagined?
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