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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

Angela Carter

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Angela Carter's pick of Mother Goose's feathers. 'Trumps Grimm, with a world-wide selection of savage and funny stories' Observer

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.

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Praise for Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

  • 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

Angela Carter was born in 1940. One of Britain's most original and disturbing writers, she died in 1992.

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