Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
Once upon a time fairy talesweren't meant just for children, and neither is AngelaCarter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collectioncontains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariouslyfunny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all aroundthe world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippyprincesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have prettymaids 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 beencollected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter.Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eleanor_eader - LibraryThing
A collection of folklore from around the world, tales of wise women, crafty witches and resourceful maidens… the feminist theme doesn’t intrude on the stories, just makes it a more cohesive ... Read full review