The Byzantium Bazaar
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This month BfK features Jane Ray’s cover for The Twelve Dancing Princesses. We’re particularly delighted to have the opportunity to use this illustration as it enables us to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Orchard Books - they’re 10 this year! And also to thank them for their help in producing our July cover.
A shut-down department store, standing like a liner in a derelict wasteland, captained by a mad old woman, obsessed with nutrition and saving animals, is becalmed at the core of this off-beat, tantalising tale. One-off characters weave in and out of the exotic plot as Bridie struggles to retrieve her disappeared Gramps and do the best by everyone, man or beast. The cover is not too thrilling, but there are some little nuggets within.