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Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber

“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening.” 429 more words


Gothic fairy tales, the twists and the turns of today

In my previous blog I wrote about 7 of the stories in The Bloody Chamber, authored by British novelist, feminist and journalist, Angela Carter.

In this blog, I’m paying all my attention to The Erlking. 916 more words

Angela Carter

Fascinating fairy tales

Most children love fairy tales when they were young. I didn’t.

I was busy reading other types of books. By the time I learned to read, children my age were no longer reading fairy tales. 1,016 more words

Angela Carter

#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday - 20 January, 2016

First of all, I’d just like to extend a warm welcome those people who stumbled across one or more of the eight book reviews I’ve posted in the last 14 days and thought that my blog might be worth following. 1,068 more words


Minster Gate Bookshop

Minster Gate Bookshop, 8 Minster Yard, York, YO1 7HL

In the shadow of the imposing York Minster, a little bit tucked away, you’ll find a quiet, little bookshop. 1,052 more words


Fairytales defamiliarised

Angela Carter The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Introduction by Helen Simpson
Vintage Books 2006 (1979)

Feminist — Gothic — retellings — magic realism — fantasy. 410 more words