SHOP NOW—free delivery anywhere in Australia

Member Loginmenu
Your basket is empty
The Apple

The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories

Michel Faber

Take a saunter down Silver Street once more for an early Christmas encounter with the determined heroine of The Crimson Petal and the White, and find out more of what became of her.

In this collection, Michel Faber revisits the world of his bestselling novel, briefly opening doors onto the lives of its characters to give us tantalising glimpses of where they sprang from and what happened to them.

All of us can vividly remember The Crimson Petal and the White, Michel Faber’s compelling historical novel released in 2002. In it we came to know Sugar, the alluring nineteen-year-old in Mrs Castaway’s brothel, and followed her rise through 1870s London society. The Crimson Petal was not only a wonderful story—it created an entire, extraordinary world.

Now, with the wonderful new stories in The Apple, Michel Faber has opened the door once again onto that world, and takes us into the lives of the characters we came to love.


Christmas in Silver Street
Clara and the Rat Man
Chocolate Hearts from the New World
The Fly, and Its Effect upon Mr Bodley
The Apple
A Mighty Horde of Women in Very Big Hats, Advancing

Michel Faber
About the Author

Michel Faber has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the novellas The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps and The Courage Consort. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also won several short-story awards,...

Read Moreright
Text publication date:
23 August 2011
AU Price:
Loading Rating