Monday, 5 May 2014

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault by Angela Carter

"A beautiful soul is one thing, a beautiful face another. But love alone can touch the heart."

What is not to love about Ms Carter's translation of the age olde french fairytales that inspired some of Walt Disney's most famous works? The moral to Red Riding Hood in particular is just plain gold.
There are ogres and horrid creatures, scary characters and adorable ones, yet they appear far more adult and foreboding than the Disney variety. This does not detract from the tale at all. Certainly, the brevity of these tales belies how great they are.

Who could resist the cover of this book at any rate?

5 out of 5 ...ooh look these shoes fit!

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