Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice

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Chatto & Windus, 1998 - Emotions - 232 pages
These stories deal with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, and loneliness and passion. A scholar pursues an elusive biographer, stumbling upon buried fragments of distant lives. A woman walks out of her previous existence and encounters an ice-blond stranger from a secretive world."

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User Review  - thejohnsmith - LibraryThing

Enjoyable and well written but the stories, mostly, didn't really grab my attention. My favourite work in the collection is Cold - a nice fairy tale like story. Read full review

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User Review  - bodachliath - LibraryThing

Another fine collection of stories, as Byatt's always are. This collection is dominated by the two longer stories Crocodile Tears and Cold - the latter is a fairytale like those in The Djinn in the ... Read full review


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A. S. Byatt is famed for her short fiction, collected inSugar and Other Stories,The Matisse Stories, andThe Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Her full-length novels include the Booker Prize-winningPossessionand the trilogy sequenceThe Virgin in the Garden,Still Life, andBabel Tower.

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