A fairy tale for grownups. two fairytales, actually.
Also, just a trifle Adult, in one or two places.
Story one is the life of sickly Ambrogio Smythe, flowering with life & love for the world.
Story two is the title work, Smythe's tale of magic & a gypsy hero.
Bawdy fun, it reminds me of Elizabethan Theater, like Shakespeare or Ben Jonson's "Volpone", but more modern in language. And just a touch of the BBC's Blackadder.
Witty, erudite & outrageous.
The Hipster gives it a Thumbs Up.
- Hardcover: 279 pages
- Publisher: Aubrey House Pub (1 March 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0967544807
- ISBN-13: 978-0967544809
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
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