'Some things never change in human dramas' and for Alison Mode, the dwarf heroine of Sarah Guppy's A Dwarf's Tale, this truism will haunt her until past wrongs are put right. Part socio-political commentary on the state of contemporary Britain and part magical fantasy, A Dwarf's Tale follows Alison as she battles prejudice drawn by her stature and determines to win. It all starts with the purchase of a guinea pig, Spock, and the ominous presence of her vile and bullying landlord, Sinclair. From that point on, together with a fantastic array of characters, Alison Mode - carer, agitator, modern white witch and philosopher extraordinaire - discovers talents she never knew she possessed, and items of furniture which seem to have lives of their own, as voices from the past draw her deeper and deeper into a world of evil.
Sarah Guppy was born in London and moved to Edinburgh in 2002. In both capital cities she undertook a variety of jobs: campaigning, administration and charity work as well as working in the great outdoors. Her first book 'Edinburgh Shorts' a collection of short stories was published in 2014.
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