Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Expanded edition with a new story: The duckling that was judged on its personal merits (Hardback)James Finn Garner (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 177 x 131 x 11 mm
One of those works which cleave an author instantly to your heart.... It is beautiful. It demolishes, in few but elegant words, a dozen kinds of silliness. -- Libby Purves * The Times *
Finn Garner isn't a mere writer, he's a virtuoso, a necromancer, a master of the tour de force - a Hans Nonsectarian Andersen for our very own time.... On every page there is a delight. * Washington Post *
Hillary and I have been enjoying (it)... it's hilarious. -- Bill Clinton * . *
Traditional tales carefully re-written to express no opinion at all. -- Sunday Times * . *
Garner rewrites fairy tales... into culturally sensitive stories, with all prejudices expunged. -- Daily Mail * . *
Once upon a time there was a man who thought Little Red Riding Hood was a vertically-challenged but resolute young feminist... So begins the latest version of the ancient fairy tale, brought up to date for the politically-correct Nineties. -- Daily Express * . *
A nightmarish trifle... modern tales for our life and times. -- Financial Times * . *
Not only essential reading for adults of all ages, but also the wisest, funniest, most thoughtful thing yet written on the subject of PC. -- The Observer * . *
A reworking of familiar tales in non-sexist, non-patriarchal, non-judgmental language... I did laugh aloud. -- Tribune * . *
The definitive, non-exploitative, non-patriarchalist (dontcha hate doing that to the kids?) ... collection of bedtime stories. -- Daily Telegraph * . *
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If you fancy something quirky in the way of fairy tales then James Finn Garner is the author for you. This guy is funny and well worth a read.
“Politically Correct Bedtime Stories”
This book is very charming and humourous for anyone. It's a must read if you want to bring on the chuckles. It also brings up important political issues though, including anti-sexism etc.
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A great classic to be remembered, this unique little book really shows you how bedtime stories really go against today's societies in many ways.
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