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BLOG TOUR: Gender Swapped Fairy Tales

I have always loved feminist fractured fairy tales, of which there are plenty published. But Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett (Faber) is an anthology like no other. Rather than fracture and rewrite the traditional tales, what the creators have done is ‘simply’ switch the genders in each story. Nothing less, …

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A picturebook a week: The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White

Abie Longstaff (text) & Lauren Beard (illustrations) (Picture Corgi) Another happy working day begins at Kittie’s Cuts, until the latest edition of The Looking Glass brings the worrying news that Snow White has disappeared and is in danger, with the Wicked Queen is on her trail. With the help of seven musical dwarves and a rather dashing …