Tag: fairytales

16. ‘Fen’ by Daisy Johnson

I saw Fen by Daisy Johnson all over BookTube a couple of years ago and wanted to read it, so I was pleased when it was chosen as the next read for my sci-fi and fantasy book club. I …

Salman Rushdie at the Bristol Festival of Ideas

The Bristol Festival of Ideas is fantastic and I look at the listings every year, but they seem to constantly change, so it was a friend who alerted me to the fact that Salman Rushdie was coming to my …

The real fairytales behind Disney movies

There will always be a special place in my heart for Disney movies, especially for the Disney princesses. They were some of the most formative stories of my childhood, and I still get swept up by starry-eyed nostalgia …

49. ‘Burning Your Boats’ by Angela Carter

The Book: I had never read anything by Angela Carter before this collection, so I didn’t really know what to expect, although I had heard many good things. A month or so into reading this collection, I went …

47. ‘Grimm Tales for Young and Old’ by Philip Pullman

The Book: I was very excited when I saw that Philip Pullman had rewritten Grimm’s fairytales. First, because I was in the middle of Angela Carter’s ‘versions’ of fairytales, and so was intrigued to read yet another writer’s …