Kissing the Witch

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Hamish Hamilton, 1997 - Fairy tales - 210 pages
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Thirteen interconnected stories, narrated by women, inspired by the themes encountered in classic fairy tales. By the author of Hood.

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Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

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The structure of the book lends itself to quick reading as we are presented with a short retelling of a fairy tale with a girl often meets a woman that impacts her life and then the following story is ... Read full review

Review: Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

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An amazing re telling of some classical tales, with a more human way of looking at them, characters a believable and showing empowerment in a society where that was not supposed to be. A long history ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Emma Donoghue was born on October 24, 1969 in Dublin, Ireland. She received her BA degree from the University College Dublin and PhD in English from University of Cambridge. Her first novel was Stir Fry and it was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 1994. Her next novel was Hood which won the 1997 American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Book Award for Literature. Her novel Slammerkin was a finalist in the 2001 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction. The Sealed Letter, published in 2008, was her latest work of historical fiction. It is based on the Codrington Affair - which was a divorce case that captivated Britain in 1864. This work was the joint winner of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She continued writing several award winning novels including the Room which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and on September 7, 2010 it made the short list. Her title Frog Music made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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