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The Bloody Chamber, by Angela Carter (Book Review)

My latest book purchase was on a bit of a whim, as recently I’ve been spending more money on poetry than prose. Here, I made an exception. 458 more words

Stage Adaptation of Angela Carter's 'The Fall River Axe Murders'

In addition to the launch of the Angela Carter Bookclub, Saturday 1st July sees the opening of a new stage adaptation of Angela Carter’s short story ‘The Fall River Axe Murders’ at the… 165 more words

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Beauty and the Beast Adaptations to Look Out For

So we’ve all seen (or at least heard of) the Disney adaptations – animated, a Broadway musical, and now a live action starring Emma Watson – of this classic fairy tale, and it’s one of my favourite stories of all time. 330 more words



I’ll welcome you to my blog with a quote, one that I feel is as relevant to visiting a museum as it is to reading a story. 56 more words

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Angela Carter Bookclub: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Angela Carter Bookclub launches on Saturday 1st July, and we will begin with Carter’s celebrated short story collection The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories 905 more words

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STORIES FROM THE MIND'S EYE: Camilla Grudova's 'The Doll's Alphabet'

Camilla Grudova, The Doll’s Alphabet (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017)

By Naomi Richards

The Doll’s Alphabet is a startling debut collection of short stories by Canadian writer Camilla Grudova. 2,492 more words


Bluebeard: The Origin Story

Bluebeard is an odd fairy tale. Unremarkably, for anyone who knows the tale, it has not managed to join its more child-friendly fellows in the Disney hall of fame. 672 more words

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