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‘Well, I’ve never heard it called that before’: Good & Bad Sex in Fiction

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Creative Writing

The top 10 fairytales

Mariner Warner discusses the appeal of the fairy tale and lists her top ten from classic folkloric versions to contemporary reinterpretations.


"The Company of Wolves" -- Angela Carter

“The Company of Wolves”


Angela Carter

One beast and only one howls in the woods by night.

The wolf is carnivore incarnate and he’s as cunning as he is ferocious; once he’s had a taste of flesh then nothing else will do. 4,058 more words


In the Company of Words: exploring Carter’s Reworking of The Classic Fairy-tales.

Book: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Author: Angela Carter

Date of Publication: 1979

Type: Collection of Short Stories (176 Pages).

Despite the grovelling apology I attempted to make in my previous review, I have not compensated for the previous lack. 2,304 more words

20th Century

Books: The Bloody Chamber & The Fault in Our Stars

One of the amazing things about being an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) is that according to my contract I’m supposed to work a maximum of 26 hours a week. 946 more words


The Company of Wolves

Neil Jordan’s surreal adaption of Red Riding Hood is one of my favourite movies and unfortunately quite unknown among the younger generations. It is based on the story “The Bloody Chamber” written by Angela Carter who co-wrote the screenplay as well. 98 more words


Classy Talk: The Fiction Workshop at Richard Hugo House

Over on the Hugo House blog, my Classy Talk interview sheds a bit more light on my upcoming  fiction workshop. Take a look, sign up, and help me spread the word about it!  36 more words