This stories include the classic ‘The Irish Muse’, ‘The Ringmaster’s Daughter’ and comic crowd favourite ‘The Morning After’. These stories will thrust you deep into the fascinating lives of:
- a ringmaster’s daughter who is too implausible to be true — despite all the evidence to the contrary
- an ageing nightclub gigolo in one last desperate bid to best a younger rival
- a Wellington consultant whose uncomplicated affair with a public service colleague proves anything but
- an Irish career woman in London stalked by a mysterious figure from her past
- a sleep-deprived translator struggling to make sense of bizarre events in a French city.
‘Leannán Sidhe (pronounced Lan-awn Shee) is a fairy or otherworld creature in Irish folklore; a muse that accepts a lover’s affection in return for the ability to create a work of art of immense feeling.