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Praise for ‘The Faerie Thorn & Other Stories’

‘A collection that delights with its sparkling style and rich imagination.’ Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, author of many novels, collections of short stories and plays, and teaching fellow on the MA in Creative Writing at University College Dublin.

‘There are tales here of gentleness and brutality, of trapped souls and willing, captive hearts; stories so grisly and “feary-grim” they’ll cold-curdle your blood; stories so full of unbridled beneficence they will “warm-hold” and gentle your heart. Highly recommended.’ Bernie McGill, author of The Butterfly Cabinet.

‘A delight to read … brimming with a feral, elemental magick.’ Mia Gallagher, author of HellFire.

‘This is fiction that leads you on an adventure, is told in a unique voice fitting to the genre it represents, and which always manages to surprise.’ Claire Savage, The Incubator Journal

‘With a quick wit and inventive language that recalls the kennings of ancient tales, Jane Talbot creates a world where all is not as it seems. The story of The Merrow of Murlough Bay broke my heart but leaves me with a determination to visit the real Murlough Bay. A tour de force.’ Janet Dowling, storyteller and author of Surrey Folk Tales.

‘A bewitching set of faerie tales for adults. Intriguing, intelligent and highly readable.’ Sue Leonard, Irish Examiner

About Big Telly

“Hectic, hi-tech family fun. Plenty of laughs, a lot of surprises and even more adrenaline.”
Don’t You Miss It, Gulliver, 2015

“…it’s not what happens but how it happens that enraptures, excites and entertains. The stage is now set for a lot of laughs and a handful of shocks on the way to the finish line, with a significant amount of multiple-character playing and endless expressionism from a superb cast.”
Simon Fallaha, Arts Blogger, Gulliver, 2015

“They say there is a thin line between insanity and genius and Big Telly’s adaptation of Spike Milligan’s novel Puckoon demonstrates how very thin that line is, and how very easy it is to jump back and forth across that line with a silly grin on one’s face.”
British Theatre Guide, Puckoon, 2011

“It is easy see why this rumbustious romp of a show has been a huge hit barnstorming around Ireland. The wildly talented company of six actor-musicians attack Spike Milligan’s absurd comic novel with inspired physical gusto…”
★★★★ WhatsOnStage.com, Puckoon, 2011

“one of the best things I’ve seen at the Fringe”… “five-star show”… “Ambitious, joyfully messy, never at less than full-throttle, Melmoth is the Fringe at its best.”
www.litro.co.uk, Melmoth the Wanderer, 2013

“thrilling in its energy and invention… singing, dancing, puppetry, striking stage imagery”
★★★★The List, Melmoth the Wanderer, 2013

“…postmodern and self-aware, with a fresh twist in each new chapter.”
The Scotsman, Melmoth the Wanderer, 2013

“sits within the peculiarly zany, surreal tradition of Irish humour” Irish Theatre Magazine, Melmoth the Wanderer, 2012

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