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"The Sisters Grimm are daughters of air, born of dreams and prayer, faith
and imagination, bright-white wishing & black-edged desire...
...There are thousands of Sisters Grimm on Earth and in Everwhere. You may well be one of them, though you might never know it."
Menna van Praag is the author of six magical realism novels: Men, Money & Chocolate (translated into 26 languages), The House at the End of Hope Street, The Dress Shop of Dreams, The Witches of Cambridge, The Lost Art of Letter Writing & The Patron Saint of Lost Souls, all set among the cafes and colleges of Cambridge. The first two instalments of her fantasy trilogy, The Sisters Grimm and Night of Demons and Saints, are published by Transworld (UK) & HarperVoyager (US). The third instalment, Child of Earth and Sky, will be published in October 2023. Menna studied Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford.
She's a Royal Literary Fellow (2022-23) and teaches both the Certificate and the Diploma at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education. She teaches The History of the Novel for the MA in Creative Writing at ARU and just been shortlisted for the "Masters Teacher of the Year 2022".
She reads too many books, buys too much stationery & eats too much cake - if such a thing is possible!
Photo Credit: Rafal Lapszanski @lapszanskirafal
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