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Nora is leaving her little village in Ireland to go to London, but no one knows why she is actually leaving and what horrors she will have to encounter before she comes back. A classic from the Irish language.
Madame Tussauds. Merely the name calls forth images of clueless provincial tourists, kitsch objects for sale at astronomical prices, and a global mindless celebration of useless celebrity. But the story of Madame Tussaud herself is fascinating; and this lively and swift piece of historical fiction transports the reader back to a Europe struggling with the French Revolution and its repercussions.
Everyone remembers the beautiful tale about the princes who were turned into swans and saved by the nettle coats made by their sister, but what became of the brother who had a missing sleeve, the one left with one swan’s wing?