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Too Many Magpies

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Can we believe in magic and spells? Can we put our faith in science? A young mother married to a scientist fears for her children's safety as the natural world around her becomes ever more uncertain. Until, that is, she meets a charismatic stranger who seems to offer a different kind of power. But is he a saviour or a frightening danger? And, as her life is overturned, what is happening to her children whom she vowed to keep safe? Why is her son Danny now acting so strangely? In this haunting, urgent and timely novel, Elizabeth Baines brings her customary searing insight to the problems of sorting our rational from our irrational fears and of bringing children into a newly precarious world. In prose that spins its own spell she exposes our hidden desires and the scientific and magical modes of thinking which have got us to where we are now.


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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Too Many Magpies (Salt Modern Fiction S.)
Author(s): Elizabeth Baines
ISBN: 1-84471-721-6 / 978-1-84471-721-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Salt Publishing
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Too Many Magpies
Author(s): Elizabeth Baines
Publisher: Salt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA