Beauty of the Wolf
Wray Delaney, Read by Rachel Atkins

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Narrated By: Rachel Atkins

Duration: 12 hours and 46 minutes

What to expect

‘Amazing’ Meg Rosoff

‘Extraordinary’ Maggie Alderson

‘What some might call beauty, I find monstrous’

In the age of the Faerie Queene, Elizabeth I, Lord Francis Rodermere starts to lay waste to a forest.

Furious, the sorceress who dwells there scrawls a curse into the bark of the first oak he fells:

A faerie boy will be born to you whose beauty will be your death.

Ten years later, Lord Rodermere’s son, Beau is born – and all who encounter him are struck by his great beauty.

Meanwhile, many miles away in a London alchemist’s cellar lives Randa – a beast deemed too monstrous to see the light of day.

And so begins a timeless tale of love, tragedy and revenge…
A stunning retelling of Beauty and the Beast


Classic fiction, Historical fiction

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Praise for The Beauty of the Wolf:

‘An amazing book… like a box of treasures’ Meg Rosoff

‘This is an extraordinary book – and Wray Delany’s imagination a thing of wonder’ Maggie Alderson

'An interesting take on a well known story…anyone who loves twisted fairy tales should read this’ Netgalley reviewer

‘A wonderful read. I’d never read this author’s work before but I will definitely be looking out for the next book’ Netgalley reviewer

‘I fell in love with the descriptions of the woods, oaks and the mystical forest’ Netgalley reviewer

‘The atmosphere is wonderful and it is a glorious, bawdy romp of a book’ Netgalley reviewer

‘Wow. Just wow. This book was amazing’ Netgalley reviewer

Praise for An Almond for a Parrot:

‘Shades of Sarah Waters…irresistible’

‘A bawdy, romping affair … Delaney mixes up genres — historical fiction, erotica, magic realism — to create something original’ Book of the Month in The Times, November 2016

‘With elements of magical realism, plenty of sexy scenes, and a good dollop of drama, this is one hell of a read’ The Sun

‘A saucy bodice-ripper that combines magical realist flights of fancy with a smattering of punchy feminist politics’ The Metro

‘A compelling mix of bawdy romp and magical realism.’ Red

‘A fun, explicit romp with real stakes that will have you trying to finish this book in one sitting’ Stylist

‘An Almond for a Parrot romps and twists like the Fairy House girls in their bed chambers. It’s full of lust and magic, but not without heart. It’s an irresistible world to drop into.’ Emerald Street