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The Onion Girl (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Onion Girl (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Charles de Lint
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars As good as ever!, 17 Nov 2001
Several of de Lint's stories have focused on Newford, and he has introduced many intriguing characters. The Onion Girl concentrates on Jilly and tells us more of her past, hinted at in 'In The House Of My Enemy'. All the old friends are here (though I'd like to have seen more of Geordie)and again the story switches from the normal world to the magical Dreamlands and back again. There are some dark issues to deal with, and at times the book is rather disturbing, but always hope shines through. I'd thoroughly recommend it to fans, but perhaps it's not the best introduction if you haven't read de Lint before, as most of the characters are well established from previous books. (A good one to start with would be 'Memory and Dream'). Here's to more Newford stories!


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