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Away With the Fairies by [Jenny Twist, Emily Eva]

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"AwayWith The Fairies by Jenny Twist is a well-written short story which brought tomind The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe . . ."~ The Kindle Book Review.
 
"Twist'simagination and creativity shine in this story that will appeal to both olderand young readers. . . I highly recommend this book for all ages." ~
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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

I suppose all authors get asked this question from time totime and probably most of us don't have the faintest idea. My friend, Tara FoxHall, dreams a lot of her stories and I think dreaming may come into theprocess for me, too. I have never written a story directly from a dream but Ioften wake up with an idea for a story fully-formed and with no idea of whereit came from. I imagine all these ideas loafing about in my subconscious,cluttering up the place, and every so often something triggers them to come tothe surface. Very often, after the idea has been triggered, maybe even afterthe story has been finished and written down, I can see where it came from -some half-forgotten memory or something in the news.

When I was asked how I came to write
Away With the Fairies I almost said Ihad no idea, but then I realised I did know where it came from. It's just Ihadn't made the connection.
When I was a child I regularly would see a sequence ofpictures play out upon the wall in front of me. It was as if a film had beenprojected on to it. The sequence was always the same. Every time I saw it Irecognised it and knew what would happen next, although afterwards I couldremember hardly any of it. I just knew it was moving pictures and somewhere inthere was a gnome. I called it 'my pattern' and I loved it. It was a secretpleasure.
I don't think anyone else knew about this. I certainly nevertold anybody and my mother had very little time for me because my youngerbrother was very ill with epilepsy - the fully-developed form with convulsivefits and blackouts known as grand mal (great evil). It was only years later,long after I had outgrown 'my pattern', that I saw a programme on the subjectand realised that what I had experienced was petit mal (little evil), a muchmilder form of the same condition.
 
This is what Lucy does in
Away With the Fairies. Shestares at the wall and looks into another world. Her parents think that she issuffering from petit mal. I don't think she is, though. I think somethingcompletely different is happening.
 
I also realised that I had drawn on my knowledge of Englishfolklore, particularly the rather obscure tale of the
Green Children, whohad appeared in an English village one day, hand in hand. They had green skinand would only eat beans. The boy soon died, but his sister learnt to eat avariety of food, her skin lost its green colour and she eventually learnt tospeak English. She told her new family that she and her brother had walked intoa cave one day and came out into a different world.
 
If you want to know how these two strands wove themselvesinto a story, you will have to read the book.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B009DNXCSW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ SHP (September 18, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 18, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2735 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 30 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

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Jenny Twist was born in York and brought up in the West Yorkshire mill town of Heckmondwike, the eldest grandchild of a huge extended family.

She left school at fifteen and went to work in an asbestos factory. After working in various jobs, including bacon-packer and escapologist’s assistant (she was The Lovely Tanya), she returned to full-time education and did a BA in history, at Manchester and post-graduate studies at Oxford.

She stayed in Oxford working as a recruitment consultant for many years and it was there that she met and married her husband, Vic.

In 2001 they retired and moved to Southern Spain where they live with their rather eccentric dogs and cat. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, knitting and attempting to do fiendishly difficult logic puzzles.

Since moving to Spain she has written four novels and numerous short stories.

Four of her books have been given 5 star reviews by the esteemed review site, Readers’ Favorite.

In July 2018 she was awarded the coveted TOP FEMALE AUTHOR award in Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal/Science Fiction by The Authors Show

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