A fine and private place: a novel

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Viking Press, 1960 - Fiction - 272 pages
138 Reviews
Conversing in a mausoleum with the dead, an eccentric recluse is tugged back into the world by a pair of ghostly lovers bearing an extraordinary gift-the final chance for his own happiness. When challenged by a faithless wife and aided by a talking raven, the lives of the living and the dead may be renewed by courage and passion, but only if not belatedly. Told with an elegiac wisdom, this & delightful tale of magic and otherworldly love & is a timeless work of fantasy imbued with hope and wonder. After multiple printings since 1960, this newest edition will contain the author's recent revisions and will stand as the definitive version of an ageless classic.

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Beautiful storytelling. - Goodreads
Not that it is a heavy, depressing piece of writing. - Goodreads
beautifully written- great imagery - Goodreads
An interesting premise but not carried out well. - Goodreads
The plot wasn't strong. - Goodreads
Fine writing and interesting characters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Beth Lewis - Goodreads

I would love to read this book again now. When I first read it I thought it was the best fantasy book I ever read. There's something about graveyards and ravens that I would never have expected to get drawn into. Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

After reading 'Tamsin' I wanted to pursue more works by Beagle. I had heard 'A Fine and Private Place' likened to Neil Gaiman's 'A Graveyard Book' and knew I had to read it. Ugh, it was a bittersweet ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1960)

PETER S. BEAGLE is one of the world's best-loved fantasy authors. His works include the novels "A Fine and Private Place" and "The Folk of the Air", as well as nonfiction books and the screenplay for the animated film version of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit". He lives in Davis, California.

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