High Times in the Low Parliament

Category: Book
By (author): Robson, Kelly
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
  FICTION / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Published: August 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 1.00in
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$ 19.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Award-winning author Kelly Robson returns with High Times in the Low Parliament, a lighthearted romp through an 18th-century London featuring flirtatious scribes, irritable fairies, and the dangers of Parliament.

"Funny, literally outlandish, and deeply relevant."-Malka Older


Lana Baker is Aldgate's finest scribe, with a sharp pen and an even sharper wit. Gregarious, charming, and ever so eager to please, she agrees to deliver a message for another lovely scribe in exchange for kisses and ends up getting sent to Low Parliament by a temperamental fairy as a result.

As Lana transcribes the endless circular arguments of Parliament, the debates grow tenser and more desperate. Due to long-standing tradition, a hung vote will cause Parliament to flood and a return to endless war. Lana must rely on an unlikely pair of comrades-Bugbite, the curmudgeonly fairy, and Eloquentia, the bewitching human deputy-to save humanity (and maybe even woo one or two lucky ladies), come hell or high water.

Review Quote*

"High Times is funny, literally outlandish, and deeply relevant. A dazzling world, a terrifying predicament, and a lot of hallucinogenic drugs combine in an unlikely, engaging tale of friendship, wit, heroism, and romance."-Malka Older

"Hilarious, and at times hallucinogenic, Kelly Robson's High Times in Low Parliament lives up to its title. This book could flirt the knickers off a nun-or a politician-or a wicked fairy-then swagger back to snuggle us before our pillows grew cold."-C.S.E. Cooney

"A great read, with all the right ingredients!"-Ellen Kushner

"Robson's fans will enjoy this easygoing perspective on a politically charged fairy tale world."-Publisher's Weekly

Biographical Note

Kelly Robson is an award-winning Canadian short fiction writer. Her time travel adventure Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach won the 2019 Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards; while her novelette "A Human Stain" won the 2018 Nebula Award. She is also a winner of the Prix Aurora and has been a finalist for the World Fantasy, Astounding, and Sunburst Awards.

Kelly grew up in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, and as a teenager was crowned princess of the Hinton Big Horn Rodeo. From 2008 to 2012, she wrote the wine and spirits column for Chatelaine, Canada's largest women's magazine. Kelly consults as a creative futurist for organizations such as UNICEF and the Suncor Energy Foundation. She and her wife, writer A.M. Dellamonica, live in downtown Toronto.