Faery Tales

Faery Tales

ISBN
9780571361267
Published
02/01/2020
9780571361267
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The girls were just as clever as they were bella and none more so than the youngest, whose name was Beauty.

Disappear to faraway lands of wicked witches, evil monsters and brave heroines in former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's stunning collection of fairy tales. Including her beautiful and haunting retellings of the Grimm classics Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Pied Piper, as well as other tales from around the world, and new stories of her own, this book will make you think again about once upon a time . . .

With ethereal illustrations by Tomislav Tomic, this uncommonly beautiful book is a very special introduction to - or reminder of - many classic fairy tales.

Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The girls were just as clever as they were bella and none more so than the youngest, whose name was Beauty. Disappear to faraway lands of wicked witches, evil monsters and brave heroines in former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's stunning collection of fairy tales. Including her beautiful and haunting retellings of the Grimm classics Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Pied Piper, as well as other tales from around the world, and new stories of her own, this book will make you think again about once upon a time . . . With ethereal illustrations by Tomislav Tomic, this uncommonly beautiful book is a very special introduction to - or reminder of - many classic fairy tales.
  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow and grew up in Stafford. She won the 1993 Whitbread Award for Poetry and the Forward Prize for Best Collection for Mean Time. The World's Wife received the E. M. Forster Award in America, while Rapture won the T. S. Eliot Prize 2005. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her most recent volumes are New and Collected Poems for Children (2009) and The Bees (2011), which won the Costa Poetry Award. She is Poet Laureate.

“There's a better take on the genre with Carol Ann Duffy's Faery Stories (Faber, £20), illustrated with evocative formality by Tomislav Tomic. It's not everyone who can make familiar tales fresh but Duffy carries it off by leaving the stories well alone and telling them with mellifluous vigour (the one about the man left in charge of the house for the day hardly needs a feminist spin).”
- Evening Standard

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