New Purchase: Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales

!!!Just look at how beautiful this book is!!!

Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales

This is a little treat I got myself after watching Jen Campbell’s ‘Fairytale Book Haul’. It is an absolutely gorgeous bind-up of what were previously published as The Virago Book of Fairy Tales and The Second Virago Book of Fairy Tales, both put together and edited by Angela Carter.

The illustrations in here are amazingly detailed and beautiful and I cannot wait to delve into these tales. There seems to be a real variety of lengths in here, which is also great for reading in bits and bobs between other books I think.

From the inside flap:

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, 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.


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