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Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales | Angela Carter
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Once upon a time fairy talesweren't meant just for children, and neither is AngelaCarter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collectioncontains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariouslyfunny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all aroundthe world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippyprincesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have prettymaids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls;enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters.This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning,black arts and dirty tricks could only have beencollected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter.Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.
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Aimeesue
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Books, tea, chocolate peanut butter mug cake. There's my afternoon. ❤️❤️❤️

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Caroline2
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

I still need to read this...!

batsy 😍 I have a copy and have yet to read it, as well 😆 3mo
Caroline2 I‘m not big on short stories I must admit. I totally bought this cause of the cover!! 😆 @batsy 3mo
sudi 😍 3mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Just adding this to my TBR.... I love all the new Fairy Tales and retellings I am learning about. #happilyeverafterswap

Weaponxgirl This is a great one! I love Angela carter with a passion! 11mo
RJHowe Can‘t go wrong with Angela Carter 11mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
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Because happily ever after is a kind of #forever.

#nofemmeber

Cinfhen Yay!! Love this 🤗🤗🤗🤗 (edited) 13mo
Billypar Excellent choice! 🙌 The Bloody Chamber has been on my list to read for what seems like forever- maybe 2019 will finally be the year.. 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Billypar The Bloody Chamber is one of my favourite books ever. 13mo
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Lizpixie
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#CoolBooks #FairytaleEdition #day2 #Tale This isn‘t a book of children‘s fairytales. Well, it was until we started censoring fairytales & making them sugar sweet, instead of the morals tales they were meant to be. I much prefer the darker versions, I remember reading the Russian Baba Yaga tale when I was a kid, gave me nightmares of witches riding in mortars & pestles for ages, but it‘s stuck with me for almost 40yrs. Give me realism any day.

Linsy I‘ve wanted this one for so long! Gorgeous!!! 😍 2y
Kalalalatja I‘m so with you! 2y
JazzFeathers I agree. I think today's society is trying too hard to keep youths sheltered. But what will happen when they get out from under the bell? 2y
JacqMac Yes! I love my tales dark. My kids liked them dark, too. 2y
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Kalalalatja
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I love a good, dark, feminist or original #fairytale 📚👌

#ReadingRwsolutions

BeckyK 😍 2y
TrishB Look at them ❤️ 2y
tammysue 😍 2y
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Tinky5870 Omg, they are beautiful! 😍😍😍 2y
wanderinglynn Beautiful editions! ❤️ 2y
Emma3 So pretty! 2y
batsy Serious book envy 😍😍 2y
RealLifeReading Beautiful! 2y
MinDea These are beautiful editions! I haven't heard of any of these! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm You have all the beautiful editions! 😍❤️ 2y
readordierachel Wowwww 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd 😍❤️ 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie Amazing ❤️ 2y
aeeklund That is a STUNNING edition of Angela Carter! 😱 2y
Lcsmcat I have that edition of the Perrault! 2y
BiblioLitten 😍😍I can't take my eyes off 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
Kalalalatja @MinDea oh, they are all wonderful! @aeeklund which one? One of them is filled with dark tales (The Bloody Chamber), and the other is filled with fairytales about strong girls and women 💪 @Lcsmcat it is so pretty! 2y
aeeklund @Kalalalatja Oh sorry!! I didn‘t even see The Bloody Chamber because I only had eyes for the other one! 😍😍😍 2y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
Linsy So seriously pretty!!!!! 1y
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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#MarchInBooks day 2 #fairytales

I‘m a feminist and I love stories where women save them selves. Yesterday I posted an article about how patriarchy has stolen women‘s roles in fairy tales. If anyone is going to restore them, it‘s Angela Carter. These fairy tales are gross, hilarious and show how fairy tales were before Disney got their hands on them. Women are heroines, the villain, or both and take central roles in these weird stories. Read it!

ju.ca.no I need this book😍 2y
charl08 Any others you'd recommend? 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie @charl08 anything by Angela Carter or Janette Winterson would be a winner. But I quite enjoyed Christina Henry‘s retelling of Alice in Wonderland. There are loads of retellings, maybe Warner‘s book? 2y
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Kalalalatja
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7 days 7 book covers. Post a book cover you love. No explanation, no information on the book. Just a book cover you love.

Day 1

Thank you for the tag @RealLifeReading - you know I love everything cover-related! Want to play along @Moray_Reads ?

#7days7bookcovers

Christine11 I have this cover too ! It‘s so lovely isn‘t it ? 😊 2y
Kalalalatja @MayJasper @Christine11 I love it! The details are spot on 👌 (edited) 2y
ephemeralwaltz Lovely photo!😍😍 2y
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Caroline2
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Ok, I need to stop going into secondhand shops and checking out their books...I just couldn't resist this beautiful hardback for Q9 today! ✋? ?‍♂️ ? #bookbuyingbanfail

LeahBergen Oh, I would‘ve snapped that up immediately ❤️ 2y
TrishB Looks lovely 💜 2y
laurenbescoby That is an absolute bargain! I was tempted to get this the other day at £10. I'm so jealous 😍 2y
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RealBooks4ever Love the background too! 💜 2y
Oryx I have this copy too, it's lovely. I haven't read it yet, really need to get to it. 2y
Tamra Striking! 2y
Velvetfur Oohh that looks fab! I love fairytales, I must seek out this book 😊 2y
batsy Fabulous! That's a bargain 😊 2y
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Christine11
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So so pretty ! This is my favourite cover of a book I have bought recently ! #bestcover #JingleShelves

bookloo Oh my god. 😍 I hope the tales are just as fabulous! 2y
Christine11 @bookloo I hope so too ! It‘s nice to have fairy tales to dip in and out of at Christmas time ☺️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! Awesome!!! 🧡💛 2y
Christine11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a gorgeous looking book and the stories look great too ! 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Christine11 it‘s on my list now!!! ❣️ 2y
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Lizpixie
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In other #BookMail today, I received the replacement copy of this gorgeous hardcover, full of illustrated fairy tales. It‘s so pretty! Thank you again @Simona I absolutely love it 😍 The flash cards they sent by mistake will be gifted in your name to my 3yr old grandson this Xmas.😘❤️😘❤️😘❤️ #LittensAreTheBestPeople #PayItForward

Kalalalatja This is such a beautiful book! 2y
TricksyTails 😍 Gorgeous edition! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful cover! 2y
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bedandabook Gorgeous edition! 2y
Christine11 I just bought this yesterday because the cover was so stunning ! 😍 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks I just broke down and bought this. 2y
Simona Yey, the Halloween project is complete 😘 ... and cover really looks beautiful! 2y
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BookishRedhead
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This should be interesting. Different fairy tales from all over the world

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jen_hayes7
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Unlike zombie books...I have TONS of books about fables and folklore (which I originally read as fairies and folklore, but I think this still works). Instead of piling a bunch together and/or trying to decide which ones to include, I just grabbed the one newest to my collection. It's gorgeous! #fablesandfolklore #uncannyoctober

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Kalalalatja
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All the ladies, girls, crones, aunts, mothers, sisters in this book are #independentwomen 👯 I loved this collection of fairytales where the focus was on the strong women or girls instead of the damsel in distress 💪

#AugustGrrrl

Cinfhen Sounds awesome🙌🏻 2y
Mdargusch I love that cover! 2y
saresmoore I want this a whole lot. 2y
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Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it is! There's fairytales from all over the world. I really liked the Inuit tales 👍 2y
Kalalalatja @Mdargusch it is one of my all time favourites! 2y
Kalalalatja @saresmoore Treat. Yo. Self! 👏 2y
batsy Great pick! I can't find my copy 😞 I'll stare at this and think good thoughts and I'm sure it'll turn up. 2y
Kalalalatja @batsy I'm hoping so as well! 🤞 it is to pretty to be missing for long 2y
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Kalalalatja
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A stack of female authors I would love to be #girlfriends with. Couldn't you just imagine the kind of talks that could be had with these women over a dinner and wine 🍷🍷

#anditsAugust

TrishB It would be fab 👍 2y
britt_brooke Pretty stack, too! 2y
kspenmoll Such a wonderful wish! 2y
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Avanders Now I want that too.... 😳😜💖 2y
batsy After reading Angela Carter's bio, I think I would be too intimidated to talk with her. But I'd love to blend in with a potted plant or something and watch her argue with someone else 😁 2y
Kalalalatja @TrishB @kspenmoll @Avanders I will invite you, if ot ever happens 😉 @britt_brooke ☺️☺️ 2y
Kalalalatja @batsy I don't think I would be able to say a word! I would just sit there and make sure their wine glasses were full 😄 2y
Avanders Lol! Appreciate it ... 😉 2y
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beckygracelea
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#Riotgrams Day 1: #Shelfie - I have co-opted a lot of bookshelves around the house, but that bottom one is my favourite

hlgreenfield I spy the postcards from penguin!! Love those bookish postcard sets! Beautiful shelf 😍 3y
beckygracelea @hlgreenfield Thanks 😊 I treated myself to the postcards a while back - going to make a wall display when I finally get my own place. 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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So far the favorite from my #bookbin of goodies today is completely the fault of @TheLondonBookworm - and I love ya for it! It's gorgeous 💕
I can't put it down to open the other packages 🤣

LeahBergen 😍😍 3y
Kalalalatja I have this too, it is divine! 😍 3y
TheLondonBookworm 😍😍😍😍 I take full responsibility isn't it gorgeous 😛😛😛😛 beautiful Angela Carter 3y
aeeklund Whaaaaaaaat. 3y
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TheLondonBookworm
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As I am rediscovering all my Angela Carter books today I thought I would share this gorgeous book of her fairy tales. If you haven't read them I really suggest you do, In my opinion they are WAY more interesting than the Grimm versions :) Happy Reading Littens 🖤

BeckyK Gorgeous cover! 3y
GypsyKat So pretty! And I love fairytales, I'll have to check this out! 😊 3y
LeahBergen 😍😍 3y
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Bambolina_81 @TheLondonBookworm I have this edition too, isn't it beautiful 💙 3y
BookHermit I recently acquired this! 👍👍 3y
daena 🌈gorgeous🌈 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Oh, dammit. How did I not know about this?! Ordered. 😳 3y
Eyelit 💜 Angela Carter! That edition is so pretty! 3y
I-read-and-eat I 'discovered' Angela Carter half a year ago and became obsessed ❤ her work 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Beckykearns soooo pretty 💙 3y
TheLondonBookworm @GypsyKat oh they're so good. If you enjoy fairy tales you'll definitely love these :) 3y
TheLondonBookworm @LeahBergen 👍👍👍💙💙💙 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Bambolina_81 it's so stunning I couldn't resist it! 💙 3y
TheLondonBookworm @BookHermit amazing acquisition 😎🖤💙 3y
TheLondonBookworm @elkeo hehehe I strike again!! 😎 got gonna love it so much!! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Eyelit she's the best! One of my favourite female authors of all time for sure :) 3y
TheLondonBookworm @I-read-and-eat I got hooked when I studied er at university! Her stories are so vivid and sensual I love them 🖤🖤🖤 3y
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scripturient
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After weeks of waiting, I finally got my book fairy wings. 😍 #ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairiesworldwide

elkeo_TheBookDragon Love this program! Nice to know a real faery too! 3y
readinginthedark What is this? 3y
BethM @scripturient what is this about? 3y
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readinginthedark Oh fun! 3y
Cinfhen Still waiting for mine to arrive....so fun🦄🦄🦄 3y
Lidia I want to join that! 3y
diovival Cool! 3y
bookaholic1 Awesome, such fun 3y
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Bree.Hill
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This beauty finally arrived in the mail today.
Please recommend your favorite fairy tale collections and/or retellings!

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Lariss
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I'm loving this collection so far: Carter has such a wonderful and unique style. Also, the cover and illustrations are so beautiful. #nevertoooldforapicturebook #carter #fairytales

BookishMarginalia That looks amazing! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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I love Angela Carter, and I haven't read close to everything she has written yet. But these Fairy Tales are just wow. I like to read a couple of stories once in a while, because they bring a little magic everytime. And we all need a little bit of magic on Mondays, so thank you @I-read-and-eat for making November's Mondays a little more magical with your lovely prompts 👏

#magicalshortstory #magicalshortstories #magicalmonday

I-read-and-eat Thanks so much for participating! You made my november mondays more magical! And I live Angela Carter, this book is on my Christmas list so I hope to find it under the tree 😀 3y
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For most of human history, 'literature,' both fiction and poetry, has been narrated, not written — heard, not read. So fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labor created our world. - Angela Carter

When you get snail mail from a beloved who knows what your heart is made of, and sends you the perfect book to feed it.

Well-ReadNeck ❤️📸 3y
HollyRingland @Well-ReadNeck 😘🙌 3y
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Angela Carter is a brilliant writer- and as a lover of fairy tales already (wrote my dissertation on them!) reading her take on them is a delight. Can't recommend highly enough!! 😊❤️❤️

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