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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781780874418

Price: £9.99

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‘Lisa Tuttle is a subtle and clever writer whose fantasy deals with the world we all believe we have sensed from time to time out of the corners of our eyes.’ Michael Moorcock

Appleton is a small town nestled on the coast of Scotland. Though it was once famous for the apples it produced, these days it’s a shadow of its former self. But in a hidden orchard a golden apple dangles from a silver bough, an apple believed lost for ever. The apple is part of a legend, promising either eternal happiness to the young couple who eat from it secure in their love – or a curse, for those who take its gift for granted.

Now, as the town teeters on the edge of decline, the old rituals have been forgotten and the mists are rolling in.

And in the mist, something is stirring . . .

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a cleverly written piece of fantasy fiction that manages to be creepy, gripping, charmingly upbeat and romantic, all at the same time
The Times
the work of a writer at the height of her powers
a loveliness of both enthusiasm and complexity
Scotland on Sunday
[Lisa Tuttle] has a prize-winning knack of doing what a lot of fantasy writers can only dream of; making the impossible seem everyday, and writing legend in such a way that it seem like a very present and nerve-tingling possibility
Scots magazine
If you are looking for something different, with a little bit of history and a little bit of magic then this is the book for you
Book Chick City
This skilful weaving of old folk traditions with modern urban myth makes The Silver Bough a fascinating, wistful and intriguing tale that cannot fail to satisfy any lover of fantasy
Piper at the Gates of Fantasy
Tuttle has a keen eye for details of place and a sympathetic ear for the nuances of her characters' moods
a beautifully crafted novel that leads you seamlessly from the real world into the otherworld