Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 137 x 205 x 43mm | 562g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Integrated: 25, woodcuts
  • 1844081737
  • 9781844081738
  • 13,274

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A chest of riches TLS
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A marvellous new anthology * TES * A spicy collection of folk stories * Independent on Sunday * Trumps Grimm, with a world-wide selection of savage and funny stories * Observer * A chest of riches * TLS *
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About Angela Carter

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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