Literature

Literature

Faery Tales

By Carol Ann Duffy
Illustrated by Tomislav Tomic
Published by Faber & Faber

Hardback

Price £20.00
9780571314270
Publisher Faber & Faber

Paperback

Price £8.99
9780571361267
Publisher Faber & Faber

Carol Ann Duffy uses colloquial everyday language for many of her retellings, making them great to read aloud and harking back to the oral tradition from whence many of them came. Many of the stories emanate from the Brothers Grimm but there are also nods to the literary French tales (Blue Beard, Beauty and the Beast) and Hans Christian Andersen (The Emperor’s New Clothes) and some of her own stories (The Stolen Childhood, The Lost Happy Endings and others) drawing on fairy tale elements are also included.