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A Faerie Child


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“Strong feeling, uncompromising frankness” – Marina Warner. After suffering the torments of miscarriage for the ninth time, Mara has become desperate for a baby of her own. Desperate enough to try almost anything… A modern retelling of the age-old changeling myth, originally published in The Four Marys, a quartet of contemporary novellas drawing on Celtic history and folklore and exploring sometimes provocative themes of femininity and motherhood.

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A Faerie Child

About the author

Jean Rafferty

Jean Rafferty is an acclaimed award-winning journalist who has written on topics ranging from gritty human interest stories about prostitution, to celebrity interviews and humour pieces. Jean has written two non-fiction books about sport, and her first novel was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. The Four Marys was shortlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. Jean is Chair of the Scottish PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee.

Praise for Jean Rafferty’s first novel, ‘Myra, Beyond Saddleworth’: “Compelling and disturbing in equal measure.” – Deborah Orr, The Guardian. “Jean Rafferty is a remarkable writer with the bravery to explore the depths and the talent to take us there.” – Louise Welsh, author of ‘The Cutting Room’.