by Alexander McCall Smith - £8.99 Canongate Books (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781841956299 | ISBN 10: 1841956295
How can a girl possibly have married a lion? How can a man have a tree growing out of his head? And how can a woman have children made of wax?
The stories in this delightful collection make these questions seem simple, everyday ones - with, as it happens, simple everyday answers.
"These stories are still beautiful; creating a wryly humorous place where the animal and human worlds are fluidly in touch with each other, and, as in all the best fables, you take a lesson away with you."
(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)
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