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
Not only essential reading for adults of all ages, but also the wisest, funniest, most thoughtful thing yet written on the subject of PC * Observer *
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 *
Hillary and I have been enjoying it ... it's hilarious -- Bill Clinton
A nightmarish trifle ... modern tales for our life and times * Financial Times *
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 * Daily Express *
The definitive, non-exploitative, non-patriarchalist (dontcha hate doing that to the kids?) ... collection of bedtime stories * Daily Telegraph *
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 *
A reworking of familiar tales in non-sexist, non-patriarchal, non-judgmental language ... I did laugh aloud * Tribune *
Extremely funny .... After one finishes this collection, 'happily ever after' will never seem quite the same. * Publishers Weekly *
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“Something to read over and over again”
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.
“Witty and eccentric”
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.
Finn-Garner has given the world a great laugh, as well as a little... More
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