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puppets without strings: the magic toyshop (angela carter)

It’s a little ironic, really, that I bought this book in autumn 1999 (when I first came to Reading University) just to carry it around with me / have it wait in boxes and on shelves until last saturday, and then read the whole thing in two days. 880 more words

Fiction

Reading the mini modern way

Take one box of 50 mini modern classics published to celebrate 5o years of Penguin Modern Classics …..

Count how many authors in that set are still undiscovered  (35!) and so begins a new reading project,  perfectly designed to facilitate mini-reads between the many chunksters sitting in the TBR.  412 more words

Review

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

While I had heard of Angela Carter through various lists and from a number of blogs (for instance, here, here, and here; not all on The Bloody Chamber), I had not read any of her work. 1,101 more words

Literary Fiction

Tales of beasts, wolves and crafty maidens

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

I tried reading one of AC’s novels many years ago, but it was the wrong book for me at that time. 412 more words

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Angela Carter's Lycanthropy

If only Angela Carter had written a werewolf novel. She intended to – until cancer took her from us on February 16th 1992. Salmon Rushdie, a personal friend of Angela Carter’s wrote: ‘To watch… 384 more words

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