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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales (Hardback)
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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages
Published: 03/11/2005
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Once upon a time.... fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales.

This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters.

This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.

One of the foremost writers of the twentieth century, British author Angela Carter is best-known for her magic realist novels including The Magic Toyshop, Nights at the Circus and Wise Children as well as her darkly funny, macabre and surreal re-workings of fairy tales, particularly the collection The Bloody Chamber.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844081738
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 563 g
Dimensions: 205 x 137 x 43 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A chest of riches - TLS

Trumps Grimm, with a world-wide selection of savage and funny stories - Observer

A spicy collection of folk stories - Independent on Sunday

A marvellous new anthology - TES

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“Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales”

Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales is proof that fairy tales are certainly not just for children. While an absolute feast for the imagination, the tales collected in this volume are not for the fainthearted as there... More

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“Daylight”

Hi,

I've not read this book to my daughter yet as the print is on the small side and I would struggle in the lamp light at bed time.

It looks beautiful so I will read it to her either when I get better glasses... More

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“Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales”

This is a fantastic collection of 'fairy' tales from around the world that keep to the origins and original style and detail of the stories giving them a darker, quirkier and more realistic edge than the... More

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