Reviews: Fables and Fabrications by Jan Edwards

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Fables and Fabrications by Jan Edwards
Penkhull Press (ebook), scheduled publication May 2016
150 Pages

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I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.


Fourteen tales of mystery, mirth and the macabre. From the arctic wastes of Norway to a fun laden evening at the fair, Jan Edwards leads us through a world where nothing is as it seems. Shape changers and ancient spirits roam and cats play a crucial part in stories that unsettle and disturb the reader’s perception.

Chosen from her back catalogue of horror and dark fantasy these stories leavened by a sprinkle of verse have been collected for the first time in one volume.

Stories and poems included:

  • Drawing Down the Moon
  • Grey Magic for Cat Lovers
  • Corrina’s Reply
  • Mayday Comes Askew
  • Time’s Excuses
  • Midnight Twilight
  • Gallery Green
  • City Canal
  • Thirteenth Day
  • Green Tea
  • Haiku Quintet: Weather
  • The Abused and Him
  • Damnation Seize My Soul
  • Princess Born
  • Pet Therapy
  • Old Hat
  • Winter Eve
  • Haiku
  • Jack Jumps Out of the Box
  • You and Me, Pop: Whilst and the Bird Tattoo
  • A Taste of Culture


CINTHIA SWEPT HAIR back from her damp forehead and adjusted the kidskin eye patch.


Fables & Fabrications is a hugely enjoyable collection of stories and poems. I particularly enjoyed the poems, especially Corinna’s Reply, Time’s Excuses, City Canal and Haiku Quintet: Weather. It’s not very often a writer brings out a collection with poems and stories in it, especially when the collection deals with speculative and fantastical fiction. I really liked the inclusion of poems here. I thought the stories were great as well, very diverse. Each one was different. My favourites were Midnight Twilight, Green Tea, The Abused and Him, Damnation Seize My Soul and Pet Therapy.

I’d highly recommend Fables & Fabrications.





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