#fairy stories

On THE GLASS COFFIN by the Brothers Grimm and A. S. Byatt

If a fairy-story immortalises, like a glass coffin, Byatt's unlocking of the Grimm's fairy tale is empowering, emancipating, and makes so much more sense.

Two-Fer: Magic and Horrible Mothers

In these two modern fairy stories, both near and dear to my heart, the mothers have a lot more in common with Mommie Dearest than with Lily Potter.