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Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre by Sorcha Duggan

Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre

Sorcha Duggan
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Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre by Sorcha Duggan

Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre
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Sorcha Duggan

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About the Author

Sorcha Duggan lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. She has been writing for a number of years. This is her first published book.

The story of Charles originally came about as a result of a short story competition organised by Company Magazine. It finished one of two runners-up and was highly commended by the judges. The story was subsequently developed with illustrations by the author also added.
Charles is a handsome young man who loves girls and music and books in that order. He finds happiness for a while working in a bookshop but it doesn't last. One day he confides to his friend, the writer and philosopher, that 'it would be rather nice to live inside a book.'

Charles' friend promises to do what she can to help him. So begins his odyssey.

This is a book for everyone who believes in fairytales and happy endings - or who simply like stories filled with fantasy, humour and characters we all can relate to. It will appeal to adults as much as to children and to anyone who remains young at heart.

Company Magazine described this book as 'a modern day fairy tale, genuinely original.'


Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre by Sorcha Duggan
Fiction; contemporary, humour, romantic comedy
20 pages, with colour and black and white illustrations
First published in Ireland in 2011
ISBN: 978-1-907522-23-9


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Reviews, etc

Well-written, imaginative and truly original. I can honestly say there is no other story quite like it. - Sam Baker, Company Magazine.

I totally enjoyed reading this fairytale of love. If one wants a bit of magic in their day, and one's imagination to be alive read Charles, the Maiden and the Ogre. The book is charming, funny, dreamy and so is Charles. Love is pursued, vows are exchanged! Long live the beauty of love! I am looking forward to the next book. Best of writing to Ms. Sorcha Duggan. - Anne Marie Buckley

This story has all the elements of a classic fairytale complete with a handsome yet unassuming hero and evil ogre and, of course, the beautiful maiden as illustrated on the cover. The Mark Twain like morals of this fairytale are effortlessly mixed with the modern world of a city with the help of some clever Dublin-esque wit. The story revolves around the world of books and and anyone who loves books will love it especially those that long for a happy ending. The wonderful typeset and the illustrations throughout only give it an extra touch of magic!! - Rory Harrington
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