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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 Mother Thorn and Other Tales of Courage
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'Walk into a fairy tale world that’s not quite what you might expect.

'Lara’s life of lonely drudgery changes when she gains an unlikely friend and learns that acts of kindness can bring their own rewards. High-born Niamh knows the kennel boy is her soulmate, but when she seeks help from the Otherworld, her future takes a surprising turn. Bella runs away from home on a stormy night and finds shelter in a strange old house, where she meets a shy kitchen hand, his autocratic mother, and a mouse. Young soldier Katrin makes her weary way homeward after a terrible defeat. A chance encounter with an old woman plunges Katrin into an adventure involving dogs, treasure and a lost tinder box.

'These four tales celebrate courage and kindness. They are about being to true to yourself and recognising the good in others.'

Source : publisher's blurb

Contents

* Contents derived from the Waikiki, Rockingham area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:Serenity Press , 2021 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Witching Well, Juliet Marillier , single work short story fantasy

'Lara’s duty to her mother binds her to a life of lonely drudgery. A surprising encounter at the Witching Well brings a new friend into her life, and she discovers that acts of kindness can bring their own rewards.'

Source: Author's website.

Mother Thorn, Juliet Marillier , single work short story fantasy

'Niamh knows Ronan is her soulmate. But can a chieftain’s daughter marry a kennel boy?  To make her dream come true, Niamh asks the Mother Thorn for help. But dealing with the Otherworld is tricky. If you’re not careful with your words, your future may take an unexpected turn.'

Source: Author's website. 

Pea Soup, Juliet Marillier , single work short story fantasy

'Running away from home on a stormy night, a soaked and weary Bella seeks shelter in a strange old house. There she discovers not only that the shy kitchen hand, Fred, cooks the best pea soup she’s ever tasted, but also that he’s a sort of prince. Fred’s mother wants a wife for him, but she has ridiculously high standards. And Bella’s determined to make her own choices.'

Source: Author's website.

Copper, Silver, Gold, Juliet Marillier , single work short story fantasy

'The war is over and the army is defeated. After suffering terrible personal losses, Corporal Katrin Jorgensen makes her weary way homeward alone and on foot. A chance encounter with a strange old woman leads Katrin onto an unexpected path involving dogs, treasure and a lost tinder box.'

Source: Author's website.

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