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"The Ghost Ships: A Christmas Story" by Angela Carter

“The Ghost Ships: A Christmas Story”


Angela Carter

Therefore that whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forebearing of labor, feasting, or any other way upon any such account aforesaid, every person so offending shall pay for every offense five shillings as a fine to the county. 2,314 more words

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Fairy Tales, Angela Carter Style

I had never actually read a whole book by Angela Carter, so I finally read her short-story collection The Bloody Chamber. It reminded me of another anthology of updated fairy tales, … 52 more words

‘The Company of Wolves’ by Angela Carter

Is a feminist list of short stories even a feminist list of short stories without the inclusion of Angela Carter?

I was late to Carter. I didn’t study her at school, I didn’t study her at university. 90 more words

Naomi Frisby

‘The Courtship of Mr Lyon’ by Angela Carter

‘It seemed December still possessed his garden. The ground was hard as iron, the skirts of the dark cypress moved on the chill wind with a mournful rustle and there were no green shoots on the roses as if, this year, they would not bloom. 210 more words

Catherine Taylor

On the 1st day of Christmas my bookstore gave to me...The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

It’s been said that “no book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” It’s my personal belief that there’s a book out there for everyone, in fact, there’s an infinite supply if you know where to look. 603 more words


Georges de La Tour's Mary Magdalene has not yet arrived at an ecstasy of repentance (Angela Carter)

Mary Magdalene, the Venus in sackcloth. Georges de La Tour’s picture does not show a woman in sackcloth, but her chemise is coarse and simple enough to be a penitential garment, or, at least, the kind of garment that shows you were not thinking of personal adornment when you put it on.

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