Straying husbands lured into the sea. Trees that can make wishes come true. Houses that creak, fill with water, and keep a fretful watch on their inhabitants. In the stories that fill Lucy Wood’s DIVING BELLES, folklore slips into everyday life as the hand-drawn line between the real and the imagined is blurred.
In this magical debut collection, we travel to Cornwall’s ancient coast, home of Jack and the Beanstalk and Tristan and Isolde, to find mermaids, witches, standing stones, wishing trees, magpies, house spirits, and more. The fairy tales of Lucy Wood’s childhood have been reworked and brought into a modern setting, the magical mixed with the everyday.
Reconnect with your inner child and experience a land of make-believe right outside your door.