The Little Country

Charles de Lint

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When folk musician Janey Little finds a mysterious manuscript in an old trunk in her grandfather's cottage, she is swept into a dangerous realm both strange and familiar. But true magic lurks within the pages of The Little Country, drawing genuine danger from across the oceans into Janey's life, impelling her--armed only with her music--toward a terrifying confrontation.

Come walk the mist-draped hills of Cornwall, come walk the ancient standing stones. Listen to the fiddles, and the wind, and the sea. Come step with Janey Little into the pages of...The Little Country.

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The Quarrelsome Piper
 
Like burrs old names get stuck to each other and to anyone who walks among them.
 
--Paul Hazel, from Undersea
 
There were two things Janey Little loved best in the world: music and books, and not necessarily in that order.
Her favorite musician was the late Billy Pigg, the Northumbrian piper from the northeast of England whose playing had inspired her to take up the small pipes herself as her principal instrument.
Her favorite author was William Dunthorn, and not just because he and her grandfather had been mates, though she did treasure

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"A keeper, intricate and entertaining...I read it straight through in one sitting!" --Robert Jordan

"What a great, galloping wonder of a book--deep and wide and witty and wise. And absolutely impossible to put down." --Jane Yolen

"A must for all connoisseurs of high imagination." --Greg Bear

"A masterful blend of the sinister and the fantastic." --Julian May

"An intricately structured novel, full of a wealth of detail about music, Cornwall, and things magical and arcane. I think it is one of de Lint's best." --Patricia McKillip

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Charles de Lint

Born in Holland in 1951, Charles de Lint grew up in Canada, with a few years off in Turkey, Lebanon, and Switzerland.

Although his first novel was 1984's The Riddle of the Wren, it was with Moonheart, published later that same year, that de Lint made his mark, and established him at the forefront of "urban fantasy," modern fantasy storytelling set on contemporary city streets. Moonheart was set in and around "Newford," an imaginary modern North American city, and many of de Lint's subsequent novels have been set in Newford as well, with a growing cast of characters who weave their way in and out of the stories. The Newford novels include Spirit Walk, Memory and Dream, Trader, Someplace To Be Flying, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and Spirits in the Wires. In addition, de Lint has published several collections of Newford short stories, including Moonlight and Vines, for which he won the World Fantasy Award. Among de Lint's many other novels are Mulengro, Jack the Giant-Killer, and The Little Country.

Married since 1980 to his fellow musician MaryAnn Harris, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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The Little Country
Charles de Lint

Trade Paperback

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
April 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312876494
ISBN10: 0312876491
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 544 pages
$21.99
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