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Anecdotes of Destiny

Paperback. Pages: 256 Publisher: Penguin Books. Limited These five rich. Witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africainclude one of her most well-known tales. 'Babette's Feast'. Which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community. who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests'. a mysterious pearl-fisher in' The Diver 'and a ief. tragic encounter in' The Ring '. All the stories have a mystic. fairy-tale quality. linked by themes of angels. the sea. dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen. and show her a master of short fiction. 'Acutely perceptive. often mysterious stories' Sunday Telegraph

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