Rumpelstiltskin and Other Grimm Tales
Carol Ann Duffy's versions of Grimm include some very familiar tales - Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Ashputtel (Cinderella) and Little Red-cap - and some that will be new to many readers. But there will be surprising and unexpected elements in them all. The layers of varnish that have built up over the years in the re-telling of these classic folk tales have been stripped back. An award-winning poet, Carol Ann Duffy shows, unsurprisingly, an unflinching eye for the telling detail and the germane turn of phrase, so that the stories appear with all the immediacy and imaginative potency of the originals.