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The Virago Book of Fairy Tales

If you are one of the people who insists that ‘real’ fairy tales are brutal then The Virago Book of Fairy Tales edited by Angela Carter¬†is for you. 267 more words





I licked my lips at the sight of her soft form. Submerged within the foliage, I could watch her every move. I analysed those silken weaves of auburn hair, pondered those thick thighs and imagined snapping those thin, fragile fingers. 1,229 more words

Creative Writing

Four lesser known awesome literary Mothers

I recently realised how few Mothers with great characters could be found in literature. Two of my fellow English Literature graduates and I compiled a list of eight awesome Mothers which was about all we could think of, and I posted about four of them last week. 344 more words

Book Thoughts

The Magic Toyshop

By Angela Carter

For the most part I enjoyed this book, but at the same time I still have very mixed feelings.I find that there seems to be an air of uncertainty in… 550 more words


The Bloody Chamber Review

At last! I believe in miracles! As it must have been the hands of angels that lead me through the shelves of my local library, guiding my hands to this delightful piece. 117 more words

Short Stories

Prose Fiction Selection

Hello folks,

Just a reminder that, after today’s vote, the prose genre that won was FEMINIST. These are the texts that we will be studying: 33 more words


I’ve been looking for these two women for six months.

I hate buying books online because the shipping often costs as much as the book itself. 547 more words