The latest collection by a master of the short story breathes new life into old legends and brings the magic of myth back into modern women's lives. What happens to today's mature woman when her children have fled the nest? This collection presents fifteen new 'fairy tales', which include an encounter with a mermaid, an erotic adventure with a mysterious stranger, the story of a woman who learns to fly, and of another who transforms herself into a real fairy godmother.
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
'Funny, surreal tales ... magic and mystery' Guardian 'These tales insistently fill the vision' TLS 'Stay curious. Read Maitland. Take off' Spectator 'These stories sparkle with inventiveness and fun ... she is mistress of the unexpected' Mslexia 'Flamboyant and very funny ... the quality of the prose is impeccable ... richly allusive and satisying' Church Times 'Lovely, funny, original stories, beautifully written ... taking a swipe at history and its related mythology from unconventional points of view' Historical Novels Review