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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales (Hardback)

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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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 03/11/2005 ISBN-13: 9781844081738  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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One of Britain's most original writers, Angela Carter was highly lauded for her novels, short stories and journalism. She died in February 1992.

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‘’Little lady, little lady’’, said the boys, ‘’little Alexandra, listen to the watch, tick tick tick: mother in the room all decked in gold.’’ When Life is anything but a fairytale, Folklore is there to help you escape. This outstanding collection created by the inimitable Angela Carter is THE volume to grace every reader's bookcase. A plethora of tales from every corner of our world centred around female protagonists that represent all the beautiful and evil aspects of the human soul. Brave women, resourceful girls, virtuous maidens, witches, troubled matriarchs, strong minds and cunning tricks, women delving into black arts, mothers, wives, daughters, morality tales and cautionary myths. My absolute favourites in this be - all and end - all volume for every fairytale aficionado are: The Search for Luck (Greek) Mr Fox (English) Kakuarshuk (Innuit) The Promise (Burmese) Blubber Boy (Innuit) Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (Russian) The Three Measures of Salt (Greek) Now I Should Laugh, If IWere Not Dead (Icelandic) The Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle (English) Tom Tit Tot (English) East O’The Sun and West O’The Moon (Norwegian) The Armless Maiden (Russian) The Girl Who Banoshed Seven Youths (Moroccan) The Woman Who Married Her Son’s Wife (Innuit) The Juniper Tree (German) Nourie Hadig (Armenian) Nature’s Ways (Armenian) The Twelve Wild Ducks (Norwegian) Vasilissa the Fair (Russian) Diirawic and Her Incestuous Brother (Sudan: Dinka)

- 16/04/2022
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