“Reading Angela Carter for the first time was a revelation to me–I’d never read anything like it.”
Books Drawn From Myth and Fairy Tale
Alan Lee, Cartoonists & Illustrator
“I absolutely love her last “Cinderella” –“Ashputtle or The Mother’s Ghost” – in which she takes the Grimms’ motif of the mother returning to help her daughter. She combs her hair and says ‘you’ve worn out my nails’ and says to her ‘now you’re strong and ready to go out into the world on your own’. And so she sends her into the world strong and happy. I think that’s a really beautiful story.”
Marina Warner, Novelist
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