Beauty

Beauty

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When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise - to send one daughter to the Beast's castle, with no guarantee that she will be seen again. Beauty accepts the challenge, and there begins an extraordinary story of magic and love that overcomes all boundaries. This is another spellbinding and emotional tale embroidered around a fairytale from Robin McKinley, an award-winning American author.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • DAVID FICKLING BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849920729
  • 9781849920728
  • 158,035

About Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley is an American writer and has won many awards in the US, including the Newbery Medal for THE HERO AND THE CROWN and a Newbery Honor for THE BLUE SWORD. She now lives in Hampshire with her husband, author Peter Dickinson, three whippets, five hundred rose bushes and a 1965 cream-coloured MGB convertible.show more

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"Beauty and the Beast, retold by a plain but captivating heroine" -- Amanda Craig The Times "A love story for teenagers that marries realism and fantasy with satisfying imagination, elegance of prose and thoughtful characterisation. McKinley's Beauty is more than skin deep" -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times "McKinley adds delightful touches of her own ..." The Guardian "Beauty is a classic reworking of a classic, McKinley wraps it all up together alluringly" T.E.S. "From an award winning author comes this brilliant re-telling which rivals the original" The Good Book Guideshow more

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"Beauty is a classic reworking of a classic, McKinley wraps it all up together alluringly"show more

Back cover copy

Beauty has never lived up to her name. Pale, thin and awkward, she has no interest in pretty gowns or handsome suitors, and spends her days lost in the books that are her most treasured friends. But all that is about to change. For when Beauty's father loses his way in the dark forest and finds himself in the clutch of a terrible Beast, Beauty becomes entangled in a story more bewitching than any she has ever read: one of bitter revenge, dangerous magic, a powerful curse and of a love so transcendent that it can reveal the true beauty in everything. A captivating retelling of Beauty and the Beast from Newbery Medal-winning author Robin McKinley. 'Marries realism and fantasy with satisfying imagination, elegance of prose and thoughtful characterisation' Sunday Timesshow more