5 Christmas Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are not something immediately associated with Christmas. At least, not anymore. Once, families used to sit beside the fire and read stories together, but this seems to have dissolved in the face of modern entertainment. Which is all the more reason to give it a go! One of the best things about the... Continue Reading →

Snow White: The Other Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is not the only fairy tale heroine to experience an enchanted slumber. Snow White suffers the same fate, albeit under different circumstances. Looking at the themes of these two stories, it's interesting to note the similarities and differences surrounding sexuality and feminism, as well as the variations in their narratives. Like with many fairy tales,... Continue Reading →

An Evening with Kate Forsyth

Last year I encountered a novel called Bitter Greens (some of you may recall the review of it I posted on here). You know those books that you just cannot put down? The ones that you end up walking down the street holding in front of your face, or sneakily reading by the light of... Continue Reading →

Witches: In Fairy Tales and Reality

This is a bit of a re-hash of this post about witches from last October. Witches feature heavily in my writing, and I find them fascinating characters for may reasons. Witches are also common is fairy tales, and are usually depicted as evil within this genre. However, the term 'witch' is one of the widest and... Continue Reading →

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