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Penguin Queen
06-26-2007, 11:31 PM
Title: The Woman who loved an Octopus, and other Saints' Tales
Author(s): Imogen Rhia Herrad
Publication Date: 26 May 2007
Publisher: Seren Books (http://www.seren-books.com)
Format: Paperback (print)
ISBN: 9 781 854 114426
Price: 6.99 / $12.95

From the sensuous sea to flight from the world, The Woman who Loved an Octopus is an inspired collection of twelve themed short stories, based on the lives and legends of thirteen Celtic women saints from the first millennium. Their tales reveal a strength and inner freedom in those more usually seen as victims and martyrs. Herrad explores intently and imaginatively the crossover between the physical, sexual, spiritual and mystical in the ancient and modern worlds she visits. The stories tell of refugees, circus acts, rape, love, death and miracles, while her saints also inhabit the natural world of streams, islands and birds.

Link: Independent Publishers' Group (http://www.ipgbook.com/showbook.cfm?bookid=1854114425&userid=6B0DE562-803F-2B7A-7005045EA872F692), Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Woman-Who-Loved-Octopus-Saints/dp/1854114425/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/203-3705342-8742325?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1182863776&sr=8-1)

Link to author's website: www.herrad.net (http://www.herrad.net), also MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/woman_who_loved_octopus)